Update on Shell's Pipeline Fire

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Operations of Lightering have been completed, flaring operations still continue on the pipeline fire accident.
The United States Coast Guard & assisting agencies still continue with the response operations for a tug and barge which struck the pipeline near Bayou Perot.
The operations of offloading were conducted and finished at nearly 3pm on Friday just after the barge was removed from the scene of the accident.
The crude oil carried by the barge has been offloaded into a separate barge and the area of the accident was observed for any kind of a pollution.
As the remanent liquid petroleum gas in the pipeline dwindles, the flaring operations are going to continue. The operations of operations flaring use flares that are devices which burn or oxidize industrial gaseous wastes in what the USCG describes as a safe, controlled and efficient manner.
The USCG still continues to maintain flight restrictions over the airspace close to the Shannon E. Settoon barge at and below 5,000 feet within nearly a 1-mile radius. Responders have deployed 11,100 feet of boom around the tank barge to contain any potential pollution risks.
The unified command is consisted by the USCG, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO), Settoon Towing and Chevron. Other agencies and contractors are including Louisiana State Police (LSP), Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources, ES&H, CTEH Air Monitoring, T&T Marine Salvage and Resolve Marine.
The USCG is currently investigating the cause of the accident.