Monday, January 24, 2022

Sinking barge leaked hydraulic fluid

Photo by Jim Sousa

Photo by Jim Sousa

On Sunday, the Marco Island Fire/Rescue Department was called to this sinking barge and backhoe at 1190 Twin Oaks. Floating debris and leaking hydraulic fluid were evident. The Hazmat team deployed booms around the barge to contain leakage. The National Response Center and the Coast Guard were notified as required by law and this has been turned over to Code Enforcement. City services utilitzed in this case are billed to the barge’s owner.

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