NEW IBERIA, Louisiana – American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL) has completed the oil spill recovery and environmental cleanup on a recovered platform in Terrebonne Parish.
Located offshore then transported to Dulac, La., the once downed platform had to be modified in the air and positioned on a barge to fit under a bridge leading to the recycling facility. Oil spill recovery was performed on the water during the lifting cycle from the ocean floor and during transport when contaminants leaked onto the containment barge – no oil from the base went into the water.
AMPOL worked to contain the spill and clean the barge. Before final transportation to Amelia, La., additional cleaning was performed on the barge and platform. The crew for the job included eight on the boat, four on the booms and five for cleaning.