NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, NOAA and the Oil Response Company are responding to a diesel spill in Gulfport, Mississippi, Wednesday.
Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5 a.m., that a potential of 250 gallons of diesel was estimated to have entered Gulfport Harbor during a fuel transfer.
The Oil Response Company has deployed 1,000 feet of containment boom around the vessel to reduce impact to the harbor.
Coast Guard Sector Mobile’s Incident Management Division is on site.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.