ô€‚ƒ All deep draft vessels entering or leaving the Port of Mobile should use any easterly approach or the established safety fairway Southeast of the Mobile Sea Buoy (approximate position 28º07’50” N, 88º04’12” W) to avoid contact with the spill area.
ô€‚ƒ Requires all vessel agents / masters entering the Port of Mobile to submit a written report stating the subject vessel has not transited an oiled area and/or has conducted a visual examination of the external hull above the waterline for the presence of oil. Reports must be submitted to the attention of Captain Terry Gilbreath, Harbormaster â€“ Port of Mobile at email@example.com.
ô€‚ƒ All vessels that have been direct support of the oil spill response activities (skimming, laying boom, etc) should contact the Incident Command Post in Houma, LA for decontamination instructions. Houma Incident Command Point of Contact: Steve Kegelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 245-4703.
The Port of Mobile is the 9th largest U.S. seaport in total volume. The Alabama State Port Authority, headquartered in Mobile, Ala., owns and operates the State of Alabamaâ€™s deepwater port facilities. The Authorityâ€™s container, general cargo, bulk, and heavy lift terminals have immediate access to two interstate systems, five Class 1 railroads, four-day rail service to Mexico and nearly 15,000 miles of inland waterway connections. To learn more, log onto www.asdd.com or http://www.asdd.com/oil_incident.html