Fuel Oil Spill, Environment Pollution, Staten Island, New York, North-America
Environment Pollution – North-America – USA
Posted: 15 Dec 2012 03:33 AM PST
EDIS Number: ED-20121215-37524-USA Date / time: 15/12/2012 11:32:55 [UTC] Event: Environment Pollution Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of New York Location: Staten Island [May Ship Repair Contracting Corporation, 3075 Richmond Terrace, ] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: N/A Number of Missing: N/A Number of Affected: N/A Number of Evacuated: N/A Damage level: Minor
The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel oil spill in the waters off Staten Island. The fuel is leaking from a cargo tank aboard a barge at Mays Ship Repair. The Coast Guard says the leak began late Friday. fuel oil spill Guard spokeswoman Jetta Disco said early Saturday that authorities have narrowed down the source of the leak to one tank on the barge. She says that tank's capacity is 147,000 gallons, but it's not clear how much has leaked. Disco says a flyover is scheduled after sunup to assess the extent of the spill. A company has been contracted to start cleanup. Mariners are being advised to travel through the area with caution because of pollution.