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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, and ECM Maritime Services continue to respond to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana, Thursday.

Authorities recovered more than 4,400 gallons of oily-water mixture.

To date, 147 personnel, 36 boats, 11 skimmers, and more than 12,000 feet of hard boom are working to contain and recover the product.

Approximately 200 birds have been observed as oiled in the area. Response crews are working to capture the oiled wildlife for rehabilitation. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is conducting shoreline impact assessment. To report affected wildlife, call 713-705-5897.

Aerial assessments are being conducted at the site and surrounding areas to guide response efforts.

An estimated 5,300 gallons of crude oil was discharged on Monday from a Harvest Pipeline Company pipeline after a subcontractor for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company tracked over it with a marsh excavator while performing restoration activities.

The incident is under investigation.