Shoreline assessments and overflights continued today as planned. As anticipated, areas of oil moved closer to the Chandeleur Islands today. With winds forecast from the north, this will tend to push the oil away from shore. However, the threat of oil impacting the coastline remains high.
The Unified Area Command for the Deepwater Horizon/BP Response announced it will not use hair booms in its response efforts. While this suggestion was submitted to BP as an alternative method for containing and recovering the oil spill, it was not deemed feasible after a technical evaluation.