Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill

Thursday, August 25, 2005
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photographs
The Coast Guard is responding to an inland oil spill at mile marker 32 of the Ouachita/Black River. These Aug. 22 photographs show the location where the motor vessel Tulsa, a dredge, sank in the middle of the channel Monday, spilling an estimated 840 gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and lube oil. All four crewmembers were safely rescued from the water and the waterway was closed to maritime traffic to facilitate the cleanup and salvage operations. Leading the cleanup and investigation of the incident are personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, La. Also assisting are personnel from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana State Police and Army Corps of Engineers.

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