Multiple Agencies Respond to Diesel Spill in Woodcleft Canal, NY

NEW YORK – Fifty to 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Woodcleft Canal, N.Y. after a commercial vessel sank at its pier around 6:45 a.m. today.

The spill has been 100 percent contained by the Coast Guard and local environmental response agencies. Containment and sorbent boom was deployed by a Coast Guard Station Jones Beach 25-foot response boat crew shortly after the commercial vessel E.T., homeported in Woodcleft Canal, N.Y., sank.

TradeWinds Environmental, Inc. and the Department of Environmental Conservation also responded to the spill and will continue the cleaning effort.

“Our boat crew was able to get on scene quickly and immediately worked to deploy containment and sorbent boom to further mitigate the spill,” said Lt. Douglas Miller, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound’s command duty officer.

Weather on scene was reported at 5 mile per hour winds and calm seas.

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