Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Goethals Bridge

March 29, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has responded to an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge.

The fuel-oil was spotted leaking from a commercial container ship moored at the Global Marine New York Container Terminal off Staten Island at about 2 p.m. Thursday. A pollution response team from the Coast Guard is at the scene.

The Coast Guard says crews have placed a containment boom and are in the process of skimming and cleaning up the waterway.

It’s not clear how much fuel has spilled.

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