Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

May 28, 2010

BATON ROUGE (May 27, 2010) – The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.
Oil Sightings Report 5/27/10

St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Heavy oil and sheen located in three locations three to six miles southwest of Curlew Islands.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Foamy substance with oil in it.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Southern end of Chandelier Islands.
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Breton Sound.
Date: 25 May 10

Plaquemines:
Sighting: Oil spotted in the south pass to Pass A Loutre area.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Black oil between Rosue Can and Old Light House on Pass A
Loutre area.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: 100 foot oil sheen sighted in Bayou Norman at the entrance of Spoonbill Bay – confined to the bayou.
Date: 26 May 10

Sighting: Oil sighted at Lake Washington at Barataria Bay
Date: 25 May 10

Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: Thick oil reported at buoy #2 at Belle Pass. Approximately 200-300 yards long by 100 yards wide
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Tar balls are being sighted as far north as Port Fourchon
Date: 25 May 10

Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Oil reported with minimal impact off the shore of a small marsh island in St. Elaine Bay near the Bodwin cutoff.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Thin line of oil headed toward Black Bay from the mouth of Cat Pass.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Thick oil in Whiskey Pass.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Emulsified oil with a rainbow sheen running north to south off the SW shore of Timbalier Island.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Eight to ten inch masses of floating oil off the north coast of Queen Bess Island.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Emulsified oil sighted in Wine Island Pass.
Date: 27 May 10

Sighting: Timbalier Island is 100 percent impacted on the Gulf side, 40 percent on the bay side.
Date: 26 May 10

Sighting: Oil reaching into the marsh near the mouth of the Houma Navigational Canal.
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Oil sighted, Timbalier Island
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: 10-12 feet of marsh impacted by oil in Lake Chene in Barataria Island
Date: 25 May 10

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