Coast Guard cleans diesel spill in Ala Wai small boat harbor

Diesel spill at Ala Wai small boat harbor (Photos: U.S. Coast Guard)
Diesel spill at Ala Wai small boat harbor (Photos: U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill in the Ala Wai small boat harbor Monday.

Watchstanders were alerted at 6:30 a.m. and dispatched pollution responders to investigate.

The sheen is approximately 200 feet by 30 feet and believed to be diesel fuel or another petroleum product. The amount spilled is unknown at this time.

No responsible party has been identified.

The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and contracted the Pacific Environmental Corporation to clean up the spill. The Coast Guard uses the fund to immediately respond to a discharge until a responsible party is identified.

Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release or maritime security incident should call the National Response Center hotline at (800) 424-8802.

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