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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Coast Guard oversaw the response to an oil spill that was caused by a partially submerged tugboat in Newport News on January 24.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center were notified about the spill after another tugboat in the area noticed the disabled vessel and oil spill.
The Coast Guard pollution response team and the Newport News Hazardous Materials Team responded to survey the scene and deploy boom Saturday night, officials say.
The Coast Guard believes that of the 21,000 gallons of motor oil that the disabled tugboat could carry, only 5 to 10 gallons of motor oil actually spilled out of the boat...Read More