According to U.S. Coast Guard Heartland, the cause of an alleged oil spill that spilled more than a million gallons along the southeast coast New Orleans is being investigated.
The Coast Guard told Fox News Digital that initial engineering calculations showed the potential to be about 1.1 million gallons.
The spill was discovered and reported Thursday morning around 6:30 am. Three skimming vessels were sent to the scene in order to collect oil from the surface.
The spill site is about 19 miles off shore, south of Chandeleur Islands to the east of Mississippi River.
The Coast Guard reported Friday on X, that Clean Gulf Associates vessels sampled and skimmed crude oil about four miles south of South Pass in Louisiana. They recovered approximately 210 gallons oily-water mix.
The Coast Guard reported that remote-controlled vehicles continued to survey the pipeline on Friday morning, but had not yet found a source.
The Coast Guard stated that the vehicles would continue to survey the pipeline, if the weather permits. Unified Command also works diligently to identify the source of spill.
The Coast Guard has said that so far there have not been any reports of injury or damage to shorelines.
Fox News Digital reports that the Coast Guard has told Fox News Digital that the cause of this spill is still under investigation by various agencies.