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OR&R Supporting U.S. Coast Guard Spill Response in Gulf of Mexico

OR&R is supporting the U.S. Coast Guard response to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with trajectory analysis and information on resources at risk. The NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator is on-scene. The spill occurred on May 12 when oil was discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line near the Brutus platform. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the spill occurred approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana. For details read the U.S. Coast Guard press release.

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Oil platform at sea.
Brutus oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA photo of the platform taken previously.)