Oil Spills After Tug Strikes Fuel Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey

The IMTT Bayonne terminal is a 600 acre full service complex at the confluence of the Kill van Kull and Upper New York Harbor, 10 miles south of Manhattan. Photo: IMTT
The IMTT Bayonne terminal is a 600 acre full service complex at the confluence of the Kill van Kull and Upper New York Harbor, 10 miles south of Manhattan. Photo: IMTT

 

The U.S. Coast Guard was continuing to monitor oil recovery operations in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) in Bayonne, New Jersey on Monday after a tug allided with fuel terminal pier over weekend.

The Coast Guard said it was notified by IMTT personnel at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from of an oil spill as a result of the allision.

As of Monday afternoon it was estimated that less than 1,000 gallons of oil entered the water and contracted crews were in the process of recovering the product. Coast Guard pollution responders and IMTT crewmembers launched more than 2,500 feet of containment boom and secured the source of the oil.

No wildlife has been affected as a result of the oil at this time, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard crews will continue to monitor the oil spill and assist contractors in recovering the product in the water.

The Coast Guard urges the public and boaters to not come in contact with the oil and remain a safe distance the oil recovery operations.