Oil spill from bulk carrier, Mississippi, New Orleans
Some 1.5 ton of fuel oil leaked from bulk carrier VITAHORIZON in the evening Sep 3 during bunkering operation, according to USCG news release. Vessel is anchored at Lower 12 Mile Point Anchorage, Mississippi, New Orleans area, near Braithwaite and Wilderness Park. Cleanup operation under way, bulk carrier is fenced with booms. Spill was reported to authorities in the morning Sep 4.