Update on Coast Guard response to fuel spill near Wilmington, Del.

WILMINGTON, Del. – Coast Guard oil spill response personnel from Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and private sector spill clean-up contractors have completed the removal of all free floating oil in the water Monday of an estimated 6,000 gallon spill of #6 fuel oil released from the car carrier Honor, while it was moored at the Port of Wilmington in Wilmington, Del.

Cleaning operations will continue throughout the week of and around the pier where the Honor was moored.

At the time of the spill the oil was contained within boom surrounding the Honor. Helicopter flights verified no oil escaped from the containment boom.

Temporary repairs to Honor’s hull and the fuel tank are complete.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Coast Guard.

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