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US Coast Guard ship helps clean up oil spill off Louisiana

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard deployed three skimmers and five responders to clean up a spill of thousands of gallons of oil in Terrebon Bay, Louisiana, when Hillcorp's oil tank platform collapsed. Said the ship was deployed.

Hillcorp estimated that about 13,944 gallons of crude oil entered the sea, and the Coast Guard added that no wildlife impacts were reported.

The Coast Guard said it deployed her 6,200-foot containment boom with the vessel. The

platform said he was removed on August 8 and the exact cause of the leak remains under investigation.

"Automated systems … have protected the facility and alerted operators to the collapsed tank. The platform remains secure," said a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman.

The spill occurred nearly a week after he dumped 4,000 gallons of oil in a swamp near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and WCC Energy Group LLC moved the oil in storage tanks, according to officials. As reported by the New York Daily News.

The Coast Guard was still overseeing the cleanup of the spill. (Reporting by his Deep Vakil and Seher Dareen in Bangalore; Editing by Andrew Heavens and David Gregorio)