Tug Boat Struck a Pier Spilling Oil



Accident     :

Boat struck a  fuel terminal pier in New Jersey

Date            :

01.08.2015 (Saturday) at 10 p.m.

Oil Spill      :

1,000 gallons

Spill Point :

Upper New York Harbor

A tugboat hit a fuel terminal pier at about 10 p.m. on 1st August, Saturday in New Jersey.

The Coast Guard’s pollution response team, including a helicopter crew, rushed to the site and launched a containment boom.  They successfully stopped the oil leak.  The site remains under investigation.

The Coast Guard advised the boating public to stay clear of the area while the oil is being removed from the water.

Source: Reuters