M/V Governor Cleared for Service After Lube Oil Leak

The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the M/V Governor for service after a leak was detected on the vesssel as it was berthed in the Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning.

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Oil Spill Cleanup Begins in Edgartown

Work has begun to remediate a heating oil spill that occurred just off Main street in Edgartown this past summer.

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Most of Tashmoo Reopens After Diesel Spill

Most of Lake Tashmoo reopened for shellfishing last week after a diesel oil spill March 30.

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Early Reports on Tashmoo Oil Spill Say Environmental Damage Will Be Minimal

A diesel fuel spill from a sunken boat in Lake Tashmoo was contained early this week with what is believed to be minimal environmental damage. Shellfish beds remain closed.

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Selectmen Praise Town Response at Tashmoo
Ivy Ashe

Tisbury selectmen took stock in the aftermath of a Monday oil spill at Lake Tashmoo, praising the response.

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Sunken Boat Removed from Tashmoo; Officials Say Damage Minimal from Diesel Spill

A 30-foot sport fishing boat that sank overnight Monday in Lake Tashmoo was removed from the pond Tuesday as officials assessed the damage from the boat's diesel fuel spilling into the water.

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Small Diesel Spill in SSA Parking Lot Quickly Contained
Sydney Bender

Tisbury police and fire officials closed a section of the Steamship Authority parking lot following a small diesel fuel spill Wednesday morning. Fire chief John Schilling said he received a call from the Steamship Authority at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday alerting him that a truck had spilled fuel.

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Minor Oil Spill From Fishing Vessel Closes Oak Bluffs Harbor to Shellfishing
Olivia Hull

The Oak Bluffs harbor is closed to shellfishing until further notice following a minor oil spill Wednesday morning.

A 50-foot tuna-fishing boat has taken on water, causing leach of oil into the harbor, town officials said.

After receiving a call around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning reporting a fuel smell and a sheen on the water, shellfish constable David Grunden notified the fire department, which dispatched their oil recovery team to the boat tied up at Church’s Pier, by Nancy’s Restaurant.

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Shellfish May Survive Edgartown Oil Spill; Emergency Seen as Serious Wake-up Call

Shellfish May Survive Edgartown Oil Spill; Emergency Seen as Serious
Wake-up Call


The director of the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group said
there may be good news for a crop of about a million baby oysters that
were threatened by an oil spill in the Edgartown harbor early this week.

"I don't want to say that we are out of the woods
entirely, but the oysters may survive," said shellfish group
director Rick Karney on Wednesday this week.

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Oil Spill in Edgartown Harbor Kills Million Baby Oysters and Fouls Waters

Oil Spill in Edgartown Harbor Kills Million Baby Oysters and Fouls

Gazette Senior Writer

An oil spill of unknown origin sullied the pristine water of the
outer Edgartown harbor yesterday, ruining an entire crop of juvenile
shellfish at a hatchery owned by the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish
Group and posing a possible threat to the rich bay scallop beds off the
north shore of Chappaquiddick.

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