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BP Press Release for June 22 2010

Wednesday June 23, 2010 08:03 am - 2677 Views

Terrebonne Parish Information 1) Coast Guard representatives in Cocodrie reported: • Total personnel in Cocodrie: 633 • National Incident Commander reports that the oil recovery for the last 24 hours is 23,500 barrels. • Heat continues to be an issue with over 105 degree heat index. Thunderstorms and rain have been pervasive. • Members of the media scheduled to visit Cocodrie today include representatives from northescambia.com, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, WVUE Fox News New Orleans and photographers from BP.com. • Vacuum barges known as Swabbers are to be positioned with one at Timbalier Island and Casse Tete Island upon arrival. Boats/Vessels • Deployment of Skimmers: • 7 total: • 1 between Wine and Trinity. • 2 on station behind Timbalier Bay. • 4 in Lake Barre and Terrebonne Bay. • 139 boats on site assisting with cleanup in Cocodrie. Assignments: Surveillance: 2 Decontamination: 3 Task Forces 1-3: 108 Recovery: 26 139 Total Boom • Boom Inventory: A) Boom ≤ 35 inches: 1) Deployed Today:5,850’ 2) Total Deployed:171,720’ B) Boom ≥ 35 inches: 1) Deployed Today:0 2) Total Deployed:9,959’ C) Sorbent 1) Deployed Today:1,200’ 2) Total Deployed:88,863’ • Boom Maintenance continues to make up the majority of the operations being conducted out of Cocodrie. Cleanup Progress • Continued beach reconnaissance and manual recovery of discovered oil. • All recovery operations are to follow the general shoreline treatment recommendations established for Timbalier Bay and Terrebonne Bay. 2) Oil impact reports: • Assessment team observed no visible oil and no visible sheen in Lake Barre’. • No visible oil and no visible sheen were observed in Little Pass. • No visible oil and no visible sheen were observed in Whiskey Pass. • The beaches of the gulf side of Timbalier Island are clean with no observable oil or sheen. 3) Vessels of Opportunity Program: • Anyone interested in applying to becoming a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) or crew member should call 281-366-5511. • The BP Annex (located at 5703 Hwy. 56 in Chauvin) will host Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) training sessions on Saturday, June 23, at 9am and 2pm.

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