US Coast Guard buoy tender leaks hydraulic oil in Womens Bay, Alaska

USCGC Spar in 2015 (Photo: US Coast Guard)

The US Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a report of a discharge of hydraulic oil from the coast guard buoy tender Spar in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, on Saturday, December 26.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Kodiak personnel are monitoring the cleanup which has been contracted to Choctaw Defense Services (CDS). Personnel on scene deployed boom systems, absorbent pads, and a skimmer that is pumping to a vac truck.

Watchstanders at the Sector Anchorage Command Center received notification from the National Response Center at 09:40 local time on Saturday that Spar‘s crew reported a hydraulic oil discharge.

The amount discharged is unknown at this time, but the tank involved has a maximum capacity of approximately 3,400 litres.

The source of the discharge has been secured, and the cause is under investigation.

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