WWII Tugboat Spills Oil Into Halifax River Near Ormond-By-The-Sea

By on February 10, 2017 in WNDB News


Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL – A World War II tugboat that’s been sitting in the Halifax River for nearly 2 decades sprung a leak on Wednesday afternoon, spilling bilge oil into the water near Ormond-by-the-Sea.

The US Coast Guard quickly assessed and contained the tugboat Tutahaco’s leak, but it’s not clear at this point how much oil leaked into the water.

The Marine Environmental Response and Sea Tow went to the scene of the spill on Wednesday night and began cleaning the oil.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.

For more on this story go to WFTV.com.

Photo of the Tutahaco courtesy NavSource.org.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.


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