Operational Update 2019-04-25

Operational Update

As of 4/25/2019

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, 80-8, 80-9, 80-11, 80-12, 80-13, 80-14, and 80-15 have been cleaned to the extent possible at this time.
  • Cleaning is in progress on tank 80-10.

 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
  • 144,396 barrels (more than 6 million gallons) oily water recovered from water
  • 265,390 barrels (more than 11.1 million gallons) oily water recovered from tank farm
  • 6 skimmers
  • 10 vacuum trucks

Houston Ship Channel

  • All waterways are open to normal operations (per the latest update MSIB 34-19; 4/22/2019)
  • Docks and Piers between Houston Ship Channel Light 133 and Houston Ship Channel Light 139 are open to 24-hour traffic unless notified by VTS-Houston.
  • 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
  • 43 birds
  • 67 fish

(Released in Anahuac Wildlife Refuge)

  • 4 turtles
  • 28 birds
  • 1 snake