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



Funding boost to get providers NDIS ready

Disabled Coffs Harbour resident Mark Collis says facilities in the CBD are inadequate.

Funding boost to get providers NDIS ready

Coffs second worst drink-drivers in NSW

Snr Constable Scott English Senior constable Jeff Rainbow from Grafton Highway patrol perform random breath testing on Armidale Road.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Coffs second worst drink-drivers in NSW

Surf fest to make a splash in Coffs

Emerald Beach surfer Paul Scholten enjoyed surfing on his home break during the opening round of the Open Longboard division of the bcu Australian Surf Festival. Photo: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

Surf fest to make a splash in Coffs

Latest deals and offers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

A home rich in history looking for a new owner

HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years.

Circa 1920s home being sold for the first time in 90 years