Coast Guard responds to 300 gallon diesel fuel spill

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded to an estimated 300 gallon diesel fuel spill that occurred in Harbor Cove near Gloucester Harbor, Mass., today.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report of an accidental diesel fuel spill coming from the 126-foot fishing vessel Western Venture, from Gloucester.

The source of the spill was immediately secured and boom was deployed to contain the diesel fuel in the water in the vicinity of the fishing vessel.

ENPRO Services, Inc., a commercial contractor, removed the diesel fuel from the water at the request of the owner. Efforts will continue through tomorrow to ensure any remaining recoverable diesel fuel is removed.

Crews from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Coast Guard Sector Boston, Gloucester Fire Department, and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the Gloucester Harbormaster were on scene to oversee the clean-up.

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