US Coast Guard, California state authorities respond to oil spill from wrecked fishing boat

Photo: OSPR official Twitter account

The US Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have responded to and are working to contain an oil spill from a fishing boat that ran aground near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, March 14.

Officials from the CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), California’s lead agency for oil spill prevention and response, said that the unnamed vessel had washed up at Point Bonita and started leaking oil some time later.

The OSPR officials added that an unknown amount of fuel had leaked from the wrecked boat but clarified that no oiled wildlife was observed.

Salvage and cleanup operations at the site were still ongoing as of 07:00 UTC on Monday, March 16.

No details have yet been provided on the events that led to the grounding.

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