Operational Update 2019-04-22

Operational Update

As of 4/22/2019

Tank Farm Status

  • 15 tanks secure
  • Degassing continues on tanks 80-10 and 80-14 as a precaution to ensure capture of any potential vapors remaining in the tanks.
  • Tanks 80-1, 80-2, 80-3, 80-4, 80-5, 80-6, 80-7, 80-9, 80-11, 80-12, 80-13, and 80-15 have been cleaned to the extent possible at this time.
  • Cleaning is in progress on tanks 80-8, 80-10 and 80-14

Water Response

  • Eastern-leading edge: near Peggy Lake
  • Western-leading edge: Patrick Bayou
  • Approximately 10,000 ft. of boom remains deployed in sensitive areas and active areas of the response
  • 144,244 barrels (more than 6 million gallons) oily water recovered from water
  • 240,767 barrels (more than 10.1 million gallons) oily water recovered from tank farm
  • 70 skimmers
  • 51 vacuum trucks

Houston Ship Channel

  • All waterways are open to normal operations except as specified in MSIB 33-19.
  • For the latest Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB), including Houston Ship Channel (HSC) vessel traffic updates pertaining to the impacted segments of the waterway in response to the cleanup operations please go to: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/houston-galveston under the “Safety Notifications” heading.

Wildlife

(confirmed deceased)

  • 9 red-eared slider turtles
  • 6 opossum
  • 35 birds

59 fish

(Released in Anahuac Wildlife Refuge)

  • 2 turtles
  • 12 birds