Barge DM932 Fuel Oil Spill

State TrusteeState of Louisiana
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
AO Bureau

Also Known As

Gretna Mississippi River Oil Spill

Incident Type




Case Status



New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

DOI Managed Lands, Threatened and Endangered Species, Migratory Birds

Case Description

On or about July 23, 2008, Barge DM932 owned and operated by American Commercial Lines, Inc. (ACL) was struck broadside by the M/V Tintomora. The collision compromised the internal compartment of Barge DM932, causing Barge DM932 to discharge a significant amount of No. 6 fuel oil into the Mississippi River. Natural resources within the Mississippi River were exposed to oil as a result of the Incident and have experienced injury including mortality. The Mississippi River contains natural resources that provide services to the public. Natural resources and services potentially injured or lost as a result of the incident and the associated response effort may include, but are not limited to, shorelines, aquatic organisms, birds, and recreation. The Department of Justice lodged the final CD on October 4, 2021, and the trustees published the final DARP/EA October 20, 2021.

NOAA works to document oil stranded along the banks of the Mississippi River, Credit: NOAA-Diver

Two days after the spill occurred, oil had spread nearly 100 miles downriver, and carried into forested batture habitat making oil recovery and cleanup difficult., Credit: NOAA-Diver

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Case Contact

Louisana Ecological Services Field Office

Lafayette, LA | (337) 291-3100 |

Case Trustees

AO Bureau
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
State TrusteeState of Louisiana

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