Coast Guard responding to diesel spill in Newport’s Yaquina Bay

Petty Officer 1st Class Rory Jenkins, a Coast Guard oil spill responder from the Incident Management Division at Sector Columbia River, oversees cleanup efforts of approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel that was discharged into Yaquina Bay, in Newport, Ore., Aug. 14, 2018. The cleanup began when local responders deployed containment booms and applied sorbents. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Carr.

Petty Officer 1st Class Rory Jenkins, a Coast Guard oil spill responder from the Incident Management Division at Sector Columbia River, oversees cleanup efforts of approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel that was discharged into Yaquina Bay, in Newport, Ore., Aug. 14, 2018.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Carr.

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill of approximately 700 gallons that occurred in Yaquina Bay in Newport, early Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard oil spill responders from Sector Columbia River’s Incident Management Detachment in Portland arrived on scene at 11 a.m. to oversee cleanup efforts that began when local responders deployed containment booms and applied sorbents.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend and Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report of the diesel spill at 12:30 a.m., from a representative of NWFF Environmental. The spill reportedly happened when the crew of the commercial fishing vessel Coast Pride left a transfer pump on.

NWFF Environmental has been contracted to clean up the diesel spill by the operators of the Coast Pride. Coast Guard responders will ensure that the cleanup is done safely and properly.

The incident is considered a reportable marine casualty.

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