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Oil Spill in Guam Port during Dredging Project

Posted on April 17, 2024

There was an oil spill at the Hagåtña Marina on Monday evening, the Port Authority of Guam said in a press release.

An oil spill occurred at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Gregorio D. Perez Marina in Hagåtña, “when contractors working for the Guam Fisherman’s Co-op were excavating and dredging the rocks behind the Co-op,” the Port stated in the press release issued Tuesday morning.

The Guam Fisherman’s Co-op subsequently engaged services from an environmental response company to assist in containing the oil spill, the Port said in the release.

Port General Manager Rory Respicio said that after the Port was notified, the safety division worked to ensure the safety of boaters.

“Our safety division worked diligently with the emergency response contractor to ensure that the oil booms placed in the waterway did not impede or endanger the safety of our marina boaters,” Respicio said in the release.

Now, the United States Coast Guard and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency will determine the source of the underwater oil spill and how much oil had been spilled into the Marina, the Port stated in the release.


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