Fuel Spill At St Mary’s Harbour
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.