Ruptured pipe spills fuel in Ocean City bay

September 17, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Coast Guard and Ocean City public works crews completed the cleanup yesterday of an estimated 71 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Sinepuxent Bay when a pipe broke near the Talbot Street Pier, officials said.

The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management said the spill occurred about 6: 15 p.m. Monday when a 2-inch pipe that supplied fuel oil at a marina ruptured.

The fuel spilled from a pipe at Angler Marina near Talbot Street, said Lt. j.g. Eric Miller of the Coast Guard's marine safety office in Hampton Roads, Va.

Miller said the spill was contained by 8 a.m. yesterday with the help of a containment boom placed in the water.

Pub Date: 9/17/97

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