Coast Guard, state, local agencies respond to diesel spill in Gulfport

Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. The Coast Guard is working with state and local agencies in response to the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum

Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum

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.

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