Coast guard responds to oil spill
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:10

The US Coast Guard has responded to a crude oil spill that discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line, approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island near Louisiana, USA.

An estimated 333,000 litres of crude oil was reportedly released from the pipeline. The source of the discharge was reported as secured.

Marine Spill Response Corporation and Clean Gulf Associates have been contracted by Shell to begin clean up and containment operations.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.