Newport News hazmat crews respond after submerged boat leaks fuel, oil in water

Posted at 9:30 AM, May 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 10:07:08-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A small fishing vessel owned by a local resident leaked approximately six to 10 gallons of diesel fuel into the water, according to fire officials.

Officials say the boat sank overnight and crews came to the scene Sunday around 8:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Menchville Road.

The Newport News hazmat team deployed a containment boom and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is also assisting with clean up efforts.

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