WARRENTON, Ore. — The unified command composed of the Coast Guard, Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality, Washington State Department of Ecology and responsible party completed the cleanup of diesel fuel spilled near Pier 1 of the Port of Astoria, Sunday.
The motor vessel Global Gold a 565-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier spilled 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel into the Columbia River after the vessel allided with the pier early Thursday night.
Incident Management Division investigators from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River demobilized the cleanup contractors on scene at Pier 1, Sunday morning. All hard containment boom was removed from around the ship Saturday night and absorbent boom was removed Sunday.
The Global Gold has a soft patch in place on the damaged section of the hull, and is not taking on water. All the diesel fuel was cleaned up or it dissipitated.
“The investigation phase of the response is still on-going and the Global Gold has not been cleared to take on a load or move from the pier,” said Lt. Samud Looney, marine inspector at Sector Columbia River. “The ship has submitted a vessel repair plan to the captain of the port that includes having the repairs completed at Pier 1.”