Fuel Spill At St Mary’s Harbour

harbour construction aug 2015_1St Mary’s Harbour staff tackled a fuel spill last week after a supply line became ruptured in the area at the end of the quay.

Workers put their oil spill response protocol in place to reduce the risk of pollution.

The boom contained the spread of around 50 litres of the substance, thought to be kerosene.

There are conflicting reports over how much fuel was lost.

St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark told Radio Scilly he couldn’t comment because an investigation is now underway.

He did confirm that he has sent an initial report to all statutory bodies, including Falmouth Coastguard, the Marine Management Organisation and The Environment Agency.

At this stage it is unclear whether any one individual or organisation was responsible for the incident.

We contacted Kier Construction’s managers for a comment. We’ve not heard back from them yet.

The manager for Mace, who are overseeing the quay works for Cornwall Council, has been away from the islands on leave.