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Update: Hundreds of Gallons of Diesel Spill into Marina

Spill should be cleaned up by tonight.

May 3, 11:15 a.m.

Crews are on scene at Basin A, and the spill is expected to be cleaned up in a few hours, according to a spokesperson at Patriot Environmental Services, a spill response company that the yacht owner contacted Wednesday.

"The fitting on the fuel tank of the boat failed, and the diesel leaked into the bilge," said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Eggers.

The bilge is the lowest point in a boat and where excess liquid will collect, including gas. It will overflow when the bilge is overcapacity.

"The diesel should evaporate in a couple of hours of sun," Eggers said.

The yacht's tank had a 500-gallon capacity, and the Coast Guard estimates about 250 gallons spilled into the Marina.


May 2, 7:20 p.m.

As much as 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Basin A near the 14000 block of Tahiti Way Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The accident occurred at 5:37 p.m. when a yacht being sold for $750,000 was being filled with fuel.

County hazardous materials workers and the U.S. Coast Guard mopped up the spill.

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