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Operations and Ongoing Response August 17, 2011

RESPONSE VESSELS

Barges: 2

Operational Vessels: 61

Total Response Vessels: 63

EQUIPMENT

Heavy Equipment: 52

Vacuum Trucks: 1

Vehicles: 246

Beach Machines: 27

Total Response Equipment: 326

PERSONNEL INVOLVED

Overall personnel responding: 1,079

RESPONSE FACTS: 
•  4.9 million barrels of oil discharged
•  48,200 responders at peak
•  9,700 vessels at peak
•  6,500 government and commercial vessels
•  3,200 vessels of opportunity
•  3.8 million feet of hard boom deployed
•  9.7 million feet of soft boom deployed
•  1.8 million gallons of dispersants used
•  411 in-situ burns conducted (265,450 barrels of oil burned)
•  127 surveillance aircraft
•  4 incident command posts (TX, LA, AL and FL)
•  17 subordinate branches
•  32 equipment staging areas
•  1 aviation coordination center, Tyndall Air Force Base
•  1.4 million barrels of liquid waste collected
•  92 tons of solid waste collected

COAST GUARD ASSETS: 
•  7,000 active and reserve personnel
•  60 vessels
•  22 aircraft

INTERNATIONAL OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE:
•  47 offers accepted (boom and skimmers)
•  Governments providing assistance:
•  Canada, Mexico, Norway, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Tunisia, Belgium, Qatar, Kenya, China, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden and the European Union

Click here to see a listing of federal agencies involved in the response.