Coast Guard monitors pollution near North Bay Village, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsMIAMI – Approximately 225 gallons of pollution that spilled into the water Sunday morning near North Bay Village, Fla., when a dock reportedly collapsed and severed two fuel lines is being monitored by the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the North Bay Village Police Department, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday, that a dock belonging to Greenview Fuel Lines had collapsed and severed two fuel lines carrying an unknown amount of product.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew conducted an over flight of the area and reported the spill to be approximately 500 yards in length located at the east end of the island in the vicinity of North Bay Village. The spill contains an estimated five gallons of diesel and 220 gallons of gasoline.

Coast Guard pollution investigators responded and the responsible party hired commercial salvage to boom off the oil spill location.

At this time there are no waterway closures as a result of this incident. Mariners in the area should montior VHF marine channel 16 for updates. Mariners should use caution and transit the area slowly for their safety and the safety of the clean up crews.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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