February 13, 2006

Oil spill in NY Harbor shuts some vessel traffic

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday a
heavy fuel oil spill from a Chevron facility in New York Harbor
closed vessel traffic in waters near Staten Island.

The spill happened during a transfer of about 1.5 million
gallons of heavy fuel oil from a barge to the facility in Perth
Amboy, New Jersey, the Coast Guard said.

Chevron has assumed responsibility for the spill, the Coast
Guard said in a statement. It was not known how much oil
spilled into the water.