“Right now it looks to be about 5 to 10 gallons of hydraulic oil that was discharged into St. Herman Harbor,” said Lt. Matthew Zinn, head of the detachment.
The Coast Guard is in charge of handling all spills affecting bodies of water in the United States.
Lon White, the city’s deputy harbormaster, said the spill looked worse than it was because wind and waves spread the oil after it was discovered Wednesday morning.
“Some absorbent pads will be deployed, but it’s a fairly small amount,” White said.
The source of the spill has not been determined, but the Coast Guard is still investigating.
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