Fuel oil spill in Port Angeles, Wash.

11/8/2012

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, Marine Spill Response Corp. and Global Diving & Salvage responded to a fuel oil spill in Port Angeles, Wednesday.

The total spill is roughly 850 gallons.

The Coast Guard received a report of the incident, which took place at the Tesoro Port Angeles terminal at 3:20 a.m., a news release said. It was reported the spill occurred after a fuel drum was overfilled during fueling operations aboard a barge at the dock.  The area was pre-boomed and the fuel oil is reported to be contained within the boom.

The Associated press reports that the fuel barge is owned and operated by Harley Marine Services.

A Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crew from Station Port Angeles was first on the scene to maintain a safety zone around the barge and Incident Management personnel from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound later arrived, along with DOE personnel.

The spill is now contained in a boom that had been put out during fueling.


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