CG Final Update on Port Arthur Spill

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Photo courtesy USCG

The unified response to the collision and oil spill from the tankship Eagle Otome continues.  To date, more than 9,600 barrels of oil/water mixture has been recovered, evaporated or dispersed naturally of the 11,000 barrels spilled.  Current response assets include 88 oil skimmers, 6 oil vacuum vehicles and 114,545 feet of containment boom.  As the majority of the on-water oil has been recovered, the operation will begin to focus on shoreline clean-up and restoration.

Vessel traffic and facility numbers have returned to pre-incident status.  Vessel Traffic Service is managing traffic. Demobilization of select personnel and equipment has begun. Shoreline Clean-up Assessment has begun in preparations for shoreline clean-up.  Protective boom remains in sensitive areas. The rehabilitation of oiled wildlife continues.  Six birds are currently being monitored, one has been released and four deceased.

Contact numbers for the Unified Incident Command are as follows:
•     Public Affairs: 713-578-3080 or 832-293-1293
•    Operations: 409-497-9910
•    Situation Unit: 409-497-9060
•    Resource Unit: 409-497-9041
•    Oiled Wildlife Hotline: 888-709-9787

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