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Press Release | Nov. 28, 2023

UPDATE 3: Unified Command monitors, responds to Gulf oil incident

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to monitor and respond to an oil discharge near the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company's pipeline system, known as the MPOG 11015 incident, near Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans.

The cause and source of the incident remain under investigation. Overflights conducted November 20 to date have observed no new oil from the suspected release. Recent wildlife and shoreline assessments identified no wildlife or shoreline impacts.

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and divers are continuing to survey multiple pipelines in the area. More than 39.5 miles of the main pipeline have been inspected, with no damages or indications of a leak identified. ROVs have also inspected more than 6 miles of surrounding pipelines, also with no damages or indications of a leak identified.

The Unified Command continues to coordinate with federal, state and local agencies to ensure the safety of the public, protection of the environment and response to the incident. The Coast Guard continues to oversee coordinated efforts to mitigate impacts from the spill.

No volunteers are needed at this time.

marine safety information broadcast is being transmitted to all vessels in the area.

A claims phone line has been established at (228) 273-2400. To report oiled wildlife in the area, call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at (337) 735-8677.

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