U.S. Coast Guard works to contain tugboat oil spill on Florida coast

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 12:08 AM

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard worked on Wednesday to contain an oil spill caused by a leak on a tugboat along the northeastern coast of Florida, the guard said.

The guard responded to a call at about 3:45 p.m. local time that a tugboat was leaking oil into the Halifax River in Ormond-By-The-Sea, Florida, an ocean side community north of Daytona Beach, the Coast Guard in Jacksonville said in a statement.

Coast guard pollution responders got to the scene at about 6:15 p.m. local time and were trying to contain the spill and identify the source of the leak, the guard said.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)