NEW YORK Dec 15 A barge reportedly carrying
nearly one million gallons of fuel oil was leaking oil from a
cargo tank into a New York City harbor on Saturday, officials
The U.S. Coast Guard said the barge was reportedly carrying
nearly one million gallons of No. 6 fuel oil, but it was not
known how much was spilled.
The leak occurred at Mays Ship Repair near Mariner's Harbor
in the city's Staten Island borough, the Coast Guard said. It
was first reported shortly after 11 p.m. local time (0400 GMT)
on Friday, a statement from the Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard said the fuel was leaking into a waterway
between Staten Island and New Jersey that connects to New York
Bay and the Hudson River.
(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by David Brunnstrom)