HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 @ 12:33 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a ship/harbor/port in Eureka at around 12:40 p.m. today.

Less than two gallons of a substance described as “unknown oil” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

RP states equipment on two boats are causing leaks of unknown oil from multiple systems. Owners of the boat have no concern for fixing the boats. Caller is worried since its an oyster boat is carrying live oysters that will be consumed. Caller states this is an ongoing problem with leaks throughout the boat. Release is not stopped and not contained with waterways impacted (Humbolt Bay). Mary Elizabeth & The Elusive are the names of both boats.

This was the 20th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 46th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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