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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