Bulker Fuel Oil Spill Clean-up Off Norfolk Va. Continues

Posted by George Backwell
Monday, June 16, 2014

The US Coast Guard says it continues to monitor clean-up efforts in the Elizabeth River at Lambert's Point in Norfolk.

The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3:20 p.m. Friday reporting a fuel spill aboard the Ostria S, a 740-foot bulk carrier.

Sector watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard pollution response crew to the scene to oversee the cleanup efforts.

Accurate Marine Environmental Incorporated personnel placed 3,000 feet of containment boom around the vessel and pier to contain the fuel.

Personnel from Marine Spill Response Corporation, the oil spill response organization, arrived on scene Friday and began cleanup operations. Cleanup efforts are expected to continue through Sunday.

The source of the spill is secured and the quantity of fuel spilt is unknown at this time.

Coast Guard personnel continue to investigate the cause of the spill, and the Elizabeth River remains open to boating traffic.

 

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