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BP Press Release for June 10, 2010

Friday June 11, 2010 10:13 am - 3113 Views

Terrebonne Parish Information 1) Coast Guard representatives in Cocodrie reported: • Personnel in Cocodrie are conducting boom maintenance and waterside surveillance for offshore and shoreline impact of oil. • Sea Boom is being deployed in sections where previously deployed boom has been ineffective and/or misplaced. • Total personnel in Cocodrie: 874 • Of the four vents, only one has been closed on the TOP HAT. There are no plans to close the other 3 vents until oil stops flowing from the bottom of the TOP HAT. • National Incident Commander reports that the daily average oil recovery is estimated at nearly 16,000 barrels per day. • Drill Rig DDII casing is set at 8,567 feet. Its well depth is 8,650 feet. The Blowout Preventer is repaired and a complete diagnosis is underway with anticipation of drilling to resume today. Drilling is on day 12 of 104. • US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report that their aircraft are providing flight advisory information to the spotter and tanker aircraft conducting spraying of aerial dispersant operations. Additional CBP aircraft are providing electro optical infrared video to track oil plume movement. CBP aircraft mission hours to date total 517. • The National Incident Commander (NIC) reports offloading oil to the MASSACHUSETTS continues and is scheduled to be completed today. The shuttle tanker CASCADE will be utilized once the MASSACHUSETTS is at 120,000 barrels capacity. • Drill Rig DDIII casing is set at 12,057 feet, with a well depth of 13,978 feet; drilling is on day 37 of 104. DDIII is currently running the casing hanger. Boats/Vessels • Deployment of Skimmers: 4 each in Terrebonne Bay and Barrataria Bay. • 136 boats on site assisting with cleanup in Cocodrie. Assignments: Surveillance: 2 Decontamination: 3 Task Forces 1-3: 105 Recovery: 26 136 Total Boom • Ongoing boom inventory in Cocodrie staging area. Latest boom numbers: 1) Hard Boom: a) Deployed 6/9/10: 6,080’ b) Total Deployed: 193,766’ 2) Sorbent Boom: a) Deployed 6/9/10: 4,000’ b) Total Deployed: 91,260’ • Reported from the western Gulf side of West Timbalier Island that 7 large shrimp boats were working near Cat Island Pass deploying containment boom. • Reported from Little Wine Island that a lot of work was done to the containment boom on the Island, but there was a section that was either unfinished or had broken free once again. • Reported from Lake Barbue that 13 boats were doing absorbent boom maintenance. • Reported that two 35 foot shrimp boats in Trinity Bayou were deploying approximately 150 feet of black containment boom, and towing some damaged containment boom to the jackup barge. Cleanup Progress • Continued beach reconnaissance and manual recovery of discovered oil. • Reported from the Gulf side of Trinity Island, near Trinity Bayou that clean-up crews were actively working on cleaning the island. Clean-up crew consisted of (10) personnel, a temporary tent, a 4-wheeler, and bags which they were using to clean up debris. Later in the day, the workforce increased to 3 dozen personnel, 2 tug boats, 4 john boats, 1 crew boat, and 4 temporary camps. It appeared that clean-up crews were taking the waste out by boat and loading it onto the jack-up barge, which was equipped with a roll-off. 2) Oil impact reports: • Reported that there was still a great deal of sub-tidal oil leftover from 2-3 weeks prior off the eastern end of West Timbalier Island. The oil was making constant contact with water, and moves around with the high tide. • Reported from approximately 1.5 miles to 2 miles south of Cat Island Pass on the Gulf side that slight visible sheen with small droplets of foam was observed. Also, non-impacted Sargasso was observed. • Reported from the western end of West Timbalier Island that there was stranded oil-covered mousse on the beach, along with approximately ¼” to 1” tar balls in the tidal zone where the waves meet the shoreline. Observed stranded tar balls approximately 4” x 6” in diameter in the tidal portion of the beach, approximately 20-30 yards up from the beach. 3) Vessels of Opportunity Program: Anyone interested in applying to becoming a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) or crew member should call 281-366-5511 Helpful Information OIL SPILL RESPONDERS TO HOLD TERREBONE PARISH COMMUNITY EXPO HOUMA, La. (June 9, 2010) " Representatives from BP, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Wildlife and Fisheries, the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and partner agencies responding to the Deepwater Horizon incident, will host an Open House Expo Friday, June 11, 2010 in Terrebone Parish at the Houma Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma starting at 6 pm. The Open House Expo will offer Terrebone residents the opportunity to engage one-on-one with experts about the techniques, strategies and materials being used in the spill response. “We want to keep the local communities informed with the most accurate and timely information we have,” said Coast Guard Capt. Roger Leferriere, commander at the Incident Command Post in Houma, La. “We want to communicate with the public and provide them with first-hand information on the topics that concern them most.” The Expo will feature experts and representatives from responding agencies who will answer questions and provide visual information on the various tools, equipment and strategies that are being used in the response, including booms, burns, sand berms, skimming and dispersants. Agencies will be available to address concerns about environmental quality, wildlife, safety and resources available to residents. Information will also be available on the Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and volunteer and employment efforts. Claims representatives will be available for any questions or concerns residents might have on the claims process. For more information contact Lisa Burns at: (985) 209-8082 Training Opportunities for Deck Hands and Beach Clean-up Workers Local training sessions have been scheduled for residents interested in becoming employed for the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Residents interested in working on a beach clean-up crew or as a deck hand on a vessel responding to the spill can attend this free training. Training organizers on site will provide information on how to seek employment in these fields. Each location will feature two training sessions per day with the morning training at 9:00 A.M. and the afternoon training beginning at 2:00 P.M. The training location schedule is as follows: The Larose VFW Hall (located at 2322 VFW Ave., just off West 23rd St. in Larose) will host training sessions on Tuesday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 15. The BP Annex (located at 5703 Hwy. 56 in Chauvin) will host training sessions on Wednesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 16. The Grand Isle Community Center (located at 3811 Hwy. 1 in Grand Isle) will host training sessions on Saturday, June 12, and Saturday June 19.

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