Coast Guard, DOE responding to fuel oil spill in Port Angeles, Wash.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard NewsPORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, Marine Spill Response Corp. and Global Diving & Salvage are responding to a fuel oil spill in Port Angeles, Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received a report of the incident, which took place at the Tesoro Port Angeles terminal at 3:20 a.m. 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.

A Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles is on scene to maintain a safety zone around the barge and Incident Management personnel from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound are enroute along with DOE personnel.

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