Port: Diesel spill cleanup complete

Port: Diesel spill cleanup complete
Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Oil Response Company discuss response efforts at Gulfport. (Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard)
Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Oil Response Company discuss response efforts at Gulfport. (Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport. (Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport. (Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Less than 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the Port of Gulfport on Wednesday morning, and the cleanup is complete, according to port officials. The spill happened during a fuel transfer.

The Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, NOAA and the Oil Response Company responded to the incident after the call came in around 5 a.m.  to Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile.

Coast Guard officials said 1,000 feet of containment boom was deployed to contain the spill and reduce the impact to the harbor.

Port officials said the boom is now gone, and there is no sheen on the water.

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