News

Hazmat crews battle diesel spill at Coffs Harbour Marina

NSW Fire and Rescue crews are working to clean up a diesel spill at Coffs Harbour Marina on Monday.

50-100 litres of diesel was spilled into the water at 12:30pm due to a refuelling mishap involving a yacht docked at the marina.

Authorities say the spill occurred due to a faulty fuel valve on the boat.

Coffs Harbour Fire Station commander Mick Kearns said although the spill was significant, crews were able to bring the damage under control.

"We used containment booms and absorbed the diesel with pads," Mr Kearns said.

"Luckily for us the wind was pushing in the right direction and we were able to prevent environmental damage to the marina."

The vessel operator is expected to face a penalty notice under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 of up to $7500 for polluting the waterway, in addition to all clean-up costs.

As of 6pm crews were still working at the site.

Topics:  coffs harbour fire station, coffs harbour marina, diesel spill, hazmat



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Gallows Beach targeted as litter hotspot

Car park litter is making its way into the ocean.

IT’S hoped $25,000 in funding will reduce litter at Gallows Beach

Mayor says sorry for CBD congestion

Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor, Cr Denise Knight, has said sorry for the congestion caused by the Gordon St/ Harbour Dr intersection works earlier today.

Mayor says sorry for CBD congestion

WATCH: Oakeshott talks priorities for Cowper

Rob Oakeshott is running as an Independent in the federal seat of Cowper.

Independent candidate for seat of Cowper talks about his priorities

Latest deals and offers

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

The Aanuka Beach Resort has been listed for sale

Aanuka Beach Resort, without its accommodation component, up for sale

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%