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Coast Guard Responds To Fuel Spill Near Government Cut

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MIAMI, UNITED STATES:  A fast boat travels east past the Port of Miami in Florida as it nears Government Cut with a view of downtown Miami 24 April 2005. Known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" and ranked 8th among the nation's leading seaports, the Port of Miami is home to nearly every cruise line in the world.  AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT  (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

MIAMI, UNITED STATES: A fast boat travels east past the Port of Miami in Florida as it nears Government Cut with a view of downtown Miami 24 April 2005. Known as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and ranked 8th among the nation’s leading seaports, the Port of Miami is home to nearly every cruise line in the world. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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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