Coast Guard Crews respond to oil spill near Bayonne, New Jersey

National Response Center LogoNEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are responding an oil spill in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crewmembers of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier.

The Coast Guard immediately launched members from the Coast Guard Pollution Response Team New York to investigate. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey along with pollution responders are also assisting with the investigation.

At this time, it is unknown how many gallons of oil entered the water. Coast Guard pollution responders and IMTT crewmembers launched containment boom and secured the source of the oil.

Coast Guard crews will continue to monitor the oil spill and assist contractors in recovering the product in the water.

The Coast Guard urges the public and boaters to not come in contact with the oil and remain a safe distance the oil recovery operations.

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