Coast Guard investigates oil sheen

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard is investigating a report of an oil sheen on Turner’s Creek in the vicinity of a commercial shrimping boat Friday afternoon.

Marine Safety Unit Savannah received a report of the sheen near the Miss Peaches at approximately noon. Personnel from Marine Safety Unit Savannah were dispatched to conduct an on-scene assessment of the waterways and surrounding shorelines.

There have been no reports of impacted wildlife at this time.

Any person with knowledge of the source of the oil sheen should contact the Coast Guard at 912-652-4353.

Other reports of oil and hazardous material discharges into navigable waters can be made at any time to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

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