Coast Guard Responds To Fuel Spill Near Government Cut

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a report of a fuel spill near Government Cut.

The Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from Neptune, a 95-foot vessel, that a fuel tank holding approximately 7,800 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel has leaked approximately 100 gallons into the water.

The leak was discovered by crewmembers who noticed a rupture in the tank.

Sorbent boom was deployed to contain the spilled fuel.

An aircrew is on scene alongside a crew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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