A fish processing ship sitting in the Kodiak harbor, spilled an estimated 150 gallons of diesel fuel on Saturday.
The U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety Detachment responded to the leak from the vessel Pacific Producer. Officials with the Kodiak harbormaster, Kodiak Fire Department and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation were also part of the response.
Petty Officer Guy Hughey said the fuel leaked inside of the ship before a portion of it was pumped into the harbor.
"At first, there was a discharge of about 500 gallons of diesel into the vessel's bilge. That triggered the bilge pump and we estimated close to 150 gallons of diesel to the waterway," said Hughey.
The fire department was also called out to test the atmosphere for ammonia which is used in the ship's refrigeration system. Officials said there was no ammonia threat to the crew on board the Pacific Producer.
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