Coast Guard continues monitoring cleanup efforts for fuel spill in Norfolk

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel are continuing to monitor cleanup efforts for a fuel spill in the Elizabeth River that occurred Friday at Lambert’s Point in Norfolk.

The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3:20 p.m. Friday reporting a fuel spill aboard the 740-foot bulk carrier Ostria S.

Sector watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard pollution response crew to the scene to oversee the cleanup efforts.

Accurate Marine Environmental Incorporated personnel placed 3,000 feet of containment boom around the vessel and pier to contain the fuel.

Personnel from Marine Spill Response Corporation, the oil spill response organization, arrived on scene Friday and began cleanup operations. Cleanup efforts are expected to continue through Sunday.

The source of the spill is secured and the quantity of fuel spilled is unknown.

Coast Guard personnel continue to investigate the cause of the spill, and the Elizabeth River remains open to boating traffic.

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