Fuel oil spill in Port Angeles, Wash.
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