The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a spill of approximately 11,000 gallons of oil inside a Boston dry dock facility, but luckily no oil has reached the surrounding waters.
The Coast Guard says that the oil spill was reported Wednesday night at around 9 p.m. in a dry dock at the Boston Ship Repair facility that is currently housing the USNS Fisher, a roll-on/roll-off cargo ship belonging to the U.S. Navy.
Responders include a Coast Guard Sector Boston facility and pollution response team, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Boston Fire Department.
The Coast Guard reports that the oil spill is self-contained within the dry dock, but approximately 600 feet of boom has been placed in the surrounding waters as a precaution. The spill is estimated to be approximately 11,000 gallons of oil.
A total of six commercial vacuum trucks were deployed to clean up the spill.