Eric Napralla, the Port of Redwood City's manager of development and compliance, was deployed Monday to act as a pollution inspector for a maximum of 60 days.
The Deepwater Horizon spill, now considered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, began April 20 with an explosion on a drilling platform run by the petroleum firm BP that killed 11 workers and injured 17.
Napralla, who served in the Coast Guard in the Seattle region prior to accepting his position in Redwood City, departed for Houma, La. on Monday.
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