Not much damage from NY Harbor oil spill

March 24, 2009 9:37:20 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has determined that shoreline damage is minor following an oil spill in New York Harbor. The accident occurred Monday as a barge was transferring the oil to a freight ship. It happened about one mile northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at Bayridge Anchorage.

By midday Tuesday, the Coast Guard was able to clean up most of the estimated 300 gallons of oil that spilled in the water and on the ship.

Crews had immediately deployed a boom that trapped most of the oil between the barge and the ship.


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