ship's leaky pipe probably to blame for fuel spill at port of los angeles, coast guard says - fuel absorbent pads
According to the Coast Guard, the oil slick in Los Angeles port on Sunday may have been caused by a pipe failure on the cargo ship.
Officials say there is a leaking pipe on the starboard side of 577.
The Foot a Ace cargo ship appears to be the source of the leak.
It is reported that the docked vessel leaked a large amount of fuel in the Cerritos Strait.
The leak has been fixed, according to Coast Guard Sergeant Sandra. Kay Kneen.
The leak was reported around 6: 30. m. Sunday.
The crew use sweepers, water suction pads and 17,200 feet containment shells to prevent fuel from spreading to other areas of waterways, coastlines, nearby ships, docks and piles.
The leak prevention and emergency response office of the California Fish and Wildlife Department reported that at least six oily birds had turned.
To report the refuel wildlife, please call (877)823-6926.
In order to avoid possible contamination and allow for cleaning, traffic restrictions on recreational and commercial vessels around the leaking area
Coast Guard, fish and wildlife officials are working with Istra Ace to monitor the area.
Anyone affected by the leak is urged to call (888)850-
8486 information on the filing of the claim.