USA. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo responds to Maumee River fuel oil spill

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo  responded to a fuel-oil spill of approximately 2,500 gallons from the 730-foot bulk carrier Algonorth in the Maumee River Friday at approximately 9 p.m.

The Coast Guard and clean-up contractors deployed approximately 4,000 feet of containment boom around the Algonorth.

The Maumee River has been closed to all commercial vessel traffic.

The Algonorth departed the West Midland Terminal with a load of grain when the incident occurred.

The Canadian vessel, which is owned by Algoma Central Marine, will be relocated to Port Cartier in Quebec.

The Coast Guard is working closely with the vessel operator and the city of Toledo to protect the environment. 

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 December 2007 )