Fuel spills into the Elizabeth River at Lambert's Point docks

Fuel spills into the Elizabeth River at Lambert's Point docks

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File Photo: The bulk carrier, Ostria S

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by 13 News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 9:03 PM

NORFOLK- Clean up is underway of a fuel spill that occurred at a pier at Lambert's Point docks on the Elizabeth River Friday afternoon.

According to a spokesperson with the Coast Guard, dock workers were tranferring fuel from a pier to the bulk carrier, Ostria S, when the spill occurred. The incident happened around 3:20 pm. 

Fuel spilled onto the ship's deck and into the Elizabeth River. It was unknown how much fuel was spilled. O'brien's Oil Spill Response was on scene cleaning up the fuel. Four thousand foot of boom was deployed around the ship to contain the spill.

A team from the Coast Guard was at Lambert's Point supervising the clean up.

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