Coast Guard investigates fuel spill in Coos Bay

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River LogoSEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill that occurred in Coos Bay, Ore., at approximately 5 a.m., Friday.

An unknown amount of diesel fuel entered Coos Bay from Carson-Davis Oil Company during an on-shore fuel transfer between a truck and Carson-Davis’ facility.

The spill created a light sheen approximately two miles long. Carson-Davis Oil has hired crews to lay boom in an effort to protect local oyster farms from the spilled product.

“Coast Guard inspectors from Sector Columbia River are investigating the cause and quantity of the spill, and determining if Carson-Davis Oil Company was following proper procedure when the spill occurred,” said Capt. Douglas E. Kaup, Captain of the Port for Sector Columbia River.

The sheen is dissipating due to wave and wind motion, and there have been no reports of environmental impact.

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