Cargo Ship Suspected of Leaking Fuel in Port of Los Angeles

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An oil spill was reported at the Port of Los Angeles on March 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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A large cargo ship leaked an unknown substance, believed to be fuel, while docked Sunday in the Port of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The leak was reported about 7:30 p.m. at a ship docked in berth 202, where an oily sheen was visible on the water, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The leak has been stopped, and a private cleanup company has placed booms in the water around the ship to contain the substance, Stewart said.

It's unclear how much fluid entered the water.

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Anyone who encounters oiled wildlife was asked to contact the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 877-UCD-OWCN (877-823-6926), and anyone who felt the pollution had impacted him or her was told to contact 888-850-8486 to make a claim.

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