Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing ‘unknown product’ into water off Louisiana coast (MAP)

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm ET
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Title: Wellhead Release
Source: NOAA
Date: Nov. 5, 2012

UPDATE HERE: Feds: Release of 'unknown amount' of 'unknown substance' due to 'unknown cause' off Louisiana coast -- Helicopter investigating incident

Wellhead Release
East Bay, LA 2012-Nov-05

At 0640 on 5NOV12, USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC about a report of a wellhead releasing unknown product into the water. The location was described as “Northern East Bay” without precise coordinates. The release began early in the morning, exact time unknown and the rate of discharge is unknown. The release is unsecured and overflight is scheduled. There is limited information at this time and further investigation is required. USCG requested a trajectory to aid with field activities. [...]

Cause of incident: Well Blowout

Latitude (approximate): 29° 5.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 15.00′ West

View location of well here

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm ET
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