February 27, 2013 / 4:56 PM / 5 years ago

US Coast Guard responds to report of wellhead leak off Louisiana

Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard was responding to a report that a crewboat struck an inactive wellhead off the Louisiana coast, and that the platform was discharging an oily-water mixture of an unknown quantity, the agency said on Wednesday.

It said reports indicated a 42-foot (13-metre) crewboat, the Sea Raider, had struck a wellhead owned by Swift Energy on Tuesday evening, and that the energy company had said the wellhead was shut down in 2007.

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