GLDD Dredger Strikes Pipeline in Louisiana

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report yesterday that approximately 5,300 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline after it was struck by a Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company’s dredger.

The vessel was conducting dredging operations near Bay Long, Louisiana.

The pipeline – owned by Harvest Pipeline Company – is reported as secured, according to the Coast Guard’s latest announcement.

ECM Maritime Services, an oil spill response organization, has been contracted Great Lakes Dredge and Dock company to manage clean-up operations. Environmental Safety & Health has deployed approximately 3,000 feet of hard-boom.

OMI Environmental Solutions and Clean Gulf Association are using sorbent material and skimmers to collect the oil.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans aircrews have also conducted aerial assessments of the site and surrounding areas.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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