Coast Guard responds to allision, oil spill near Port Sulphur - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to allision, oil spill near Port Sulphur

(Source: U.S. Coast Guard) (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)
PORT SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

Coast Guard officials have responded to a report of an allision between a vessel and an inactive wellhead about nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana.

That's according to a Wednesday morning news release from Coast Guard officials.

Officials said Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report that the 42-foot crewboat Sea Raider allided with a wellhead owned by Swift Energy at around 8 p.m., Tuesday.

Officials said the platform is discharging an oily-water mixture, but the amount is unknown at this time.

Swift Energy reports the wellhead was shut down and became inactive in December 2007.

"The Coast Guard is working with federal, state and local agencies as well as the responsible party, Swift Energy, in response to this incident to secure the well and contain and clean up any oil that is leaking," the release states.

The Coast Guard is reportedly investigating the cause of the incident.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    CPSO: How should you react when pulled over with a firearm in your car?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:35:56 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Legally Armed America to create an instructional video on how you should act if you get pulled over and have a firearm. The video demonstrates the difference between a compliant and non-compliant driver. It also explains some dos and don'ts if you have a weapon on you when you get pulled over. The video can be found HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Alliance for Positive Growth opposes parish drainage ordinance, at least for now

    Alliance for Positive Growth opposes parish drainage ordinance, at least for now

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:48 GMT

    Most want to see positive growth in southwest Louisiana. Yet some have positively had it with growth they think is causing flooding a drainage problems.                 

    More >>

    Most want to see positive growth in southwest Louisiana. Yet some have positively had it with growth they think is causing flooding and drainage problems.  

    More >>
  • CPSO Corporal can't stop making community smile

    CPSO Corporal can't stop making community smile

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:13:03 GMT

    Random acts of kindness are hard come by, but one Hardee's employee was served an extra helping of kindness when she thought all was lost.

    Felisha Morgan is a foreign exchange student from Jamaica, working two jobs to support herself, and although she works hard she never loses her smile.

    More >>

    Random acts of kindness are hard come by, but one Hardee's employee was served an extra helping of kindness when she thought all was lost.

    Felisha Morgan is a foreign exchange student from Jamaica, working two jobs to support herself, and although she works hard she never loses her smile.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly