Deepwater Horizon In-situ Burn. CWO4 Tracy Allen U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team. Background. The decision to burn by the Incident Command was made due to the fact that: Weather and Sea State didn’t allow for continuous operations.
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Deepwater HorizonIn-situ Burn
CWO4 Tracy Allen
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team
The decision to burn by the Incident Command was made due to the fact that:
All crews were trained in both class room and on water by In-situ staff.
Safety was paramount to the evolution.
Safety meetings held daily @ 0530 hrs on Command vessel out at sea.
This one burn consumed greater than 16,000 barrels 0r 672,000 gallons.
The burn lasted 3.9 hrs.
From April 28th to 03 August - 411 burns were conducted; approx. 309,452 Barrels or 12,996,989 gallons were consumed and removed from the water.