Fuel Spill in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO — At 6:48 a.m. today, the U.S. Coast Guard received a report from the tanker Dubai Star that it suffered a rupture in one of its fuel lines and released an unknown amount of fuel into San Francisco Bay.

The Dubai Star was fueling at Anchorage 9 near the Oakland Airport when it suffered a leak in one of its fuel lines. At this time, the type and amount of fuel released are unknown. The Coast Guard has responded with an Incident Management Team to assess the situation. A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station San Francisco, a 25′ RBS from Station San Francisco, and a team from the National Response Center have also responded. The Coast Guard Cutters Hawksbill and Pike, which are 87′ patrol boats, are also on-scene assessing the spill.

The Coast Guard would like to assure the public that we are taking every possible measure to ensure that this spill is cleaned up in the quickest possible manner to minimize environmental damage. Though it is not the Coast Guard’s role to clean the spill, we are helping with every facet of the response.

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