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*Just In* Large oil spill in New York City harbor Feds: Damaged barge is carrying almost 10,000,000 gallons 158,000 gallons reported released

 
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*Just In* Large oil spill in New York City harbor Feds: Damaged barge is carrying almost 10,000,000 gallons 158,000 gallons reported released
At 0240 the NOAA SSC received a call from USCG D1 DRAT saying a barge (Boston 30) carrying 220,000 bbl [9,240,000 gallons] potential #6 heating oil is spilling to the Kill Van Kull at Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. Operators noticed odor and visual oil between hulls of the Boston 30 and another barge (DDL 25) to which oil was being lightered due to unknown damage below the waterline

Incident Details

Spill, potential spill, or other: Oil Spill
Cause of incident: Leaking barge
Products of concern: #6 fuel oil
Amount spilled (approximate): 158,000 gallons

Latitude (approximate): 40° 38.35' North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 9.00' West

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