Tug boat collided with Bayou Perot Pipeline - fire

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A pipeline is in fire after a hit with a tug and barge near Bayou Pero south of New Orleans. Teams are ready for salvage, fire and pollution contingencies have to be stopped.
The fire is reduced slightly and there is no oil leak in the water. At first there were indications for potential pockets of crude oil but it was ash from liquefied natural gas burn off.
The barge has on board 2,200 barrels of crude oil. There is no spill.
Teams that responded to the incident:
The 160-foot Coast Guard Cutter Axe and crew;
2 sections of containment boom, 6,000 feet and 7,000 feet;
2 Marco skimmers;
10 response vessels;
2 oil spill response trailers.
The operation is lead by the U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Settoon Towing, Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes, Chevron and ES&H. The pipeline is owned by Chevron and the barge's owner is Setoon Towing LLC.
All crew members were able to leave the tug and are safe except the captain that suffered second to third-degree degree burns.