Coast Guard Investigates Cause of Oil Spill

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Service are coordinating efforts to investigate and clean up an oil spill found 30 miles west of New Orleans on the Mississippi River at approximately mile marker 135 on Oct. 5, 2008.

Coast Guard Sector received the report that nearly 630 gallons of number 6 fuel oil had discharged from the bulk freighter the, Jimilta II.The cause of the spill is under investigation.

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