The 42 foot long crew ship Sea Raider allided with with a wellhead on Lake Grande Ecaille Bay near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The Sea Raider struck the inactive wellhead releasing some oily pollution into the shallow water. The Coast Guard responded sending skimmer vessels to the scene while containment booms around the well. Reports state less than a 1000 gallons of oil are spilling out of the well per day, but nearby oyster beds were closed. No reports of injuries on the Sea Raider.
- UPDATE: Coast Guard responds to oil spill southwest of Port Sulphur (uscgnews.com)
- Vessel strikes inactive wellhead, causing oil spill (wwltv.com)