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Coast Guard: 250 Gallons of Diesel Spilled in Gulfport Harbor

  • Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and the Oil Response Company discuss response efforts at Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)
    Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and the Oil Response Company discuss response efforts at Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum)
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Roble and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronnie Lucas assess the site of a diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Lt.j.g. Elizabeth Tatum)
  • The Coast Guard, state, and local agencies are responding to an estimated 250-gallon diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)
    The Coast Guard, state, and local agencies are responding to an estimated 250-gallon diesel spill in Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

GULFPORT, Miss. — The Coast Guard says crews are working to contain a diesel spill in the Gulfport Harbor.

In a news release, the Coast Guard says about 250 gallons apparently spilled during a fuel transfer about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Several agencies also responded to the spill including the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Oil Response Company.

The Coast Guard says 1,000 feet of containment boom has been place around the diesel and the spill is under investigation.

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