structural failure caused an oil tank platform to collapse into
the water and spill oil, the Coast Guard said, citing a
notification from the National Response Center.
Hilcorp estimates that less than 14,000 gallons of crude oil
entered the water, the Coast Guard said, adding that there was
no reported impact to wildlife and the exact cause of the
incident was under investigation.
The Coast Guard said it has deployed 4,500 feet of containment
boom, along with three skimming vessels and five response
(Reporting by Deep Vakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew
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