Clean up of diesel fuel spill in Ventura Harbor continues

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard, California Fish and Wildlife, local, and city officials continue to oversee clean up operations of an estimated 200-300 gallon diesel fuel spill that occurred Monday afternoon in Ventura Harbor, Calif.

The commercial fishing vessel Royal Pacific allided with the fishing vessel Golden Eagle while shifting berths, puncturing a fuel tank on the starboard side. The source of the spill was stopped shortly after the incident.

The Golden Eagle has been removed from the water and is currently undergoing repairs. At this time, an estimated 420 gallons of diesel fuel has been removed from the vessel with an undetermined amount remaining.

Clean up operations and the Coast Guard investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network has activated two recovery teams to collect oiled animals. Anyone seeing oiled wildlife should report it to 1-877-UCD-OWCN.

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