Mississippi River - Deepwater Horizon Incident - Precautionary Measures

May 2010

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New Orleans Port PR - Mississippi Precautionary Meaures

As a result of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico the U.S. Coast Guard have issued a marine Safety Bulletin implementing a cleaning regime in the event that vessels may be affected by oil from the spill. Two vessel decontamination centres have been established to deal with vessels that may need cleaning prior to transiting the Lower Mississippi River. 

A website has been established to cover matters relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response at: www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has also set up a webpage dedicated to the spill at: www.epa.gov/bpspill.