Fire crews stop fuel leak af­ter boat is­sues at Bay Ma­rina

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - GOOD MORNING FRASER COAST -

TWO fire crews were re­quired to con­tain a fuel leak at the Her­vey Bay Ma­rina at the week­end.

Of­fi­cers from Torquay Fire Sta­tion were called to the ma­rina about 8am yes­ter­day fol­low­ing re­ports of fuel leak­ing into the wa­ter from a fish­ing boat.

It is not known how the leak started.

Torquay Fire Sta­tion of­fi­cer Scott Cas­tree said the fuel was de­canted from the boat by the crews on scene.

Be­cause some of the fuel had leaked into the wa­ter, of­fi­cers used an ab­sorbent to pre­vent it from spread­ing fur­ther.

The power in the vicin­ity of the leak was iso­lated in or­der to elim­i­nate any ig­ni­tion sources.

Some res­i­dents were not able to ac­cess their ve­hi­cles dur­ing the process.

Mr Cas­tree thanked ev­ery­one at the ma­rina for their pa­tience.

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