Apra Harbor oil spill

APRA HARBOR, Guam (May 5, 2020) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) prepares to depart Apra Harbor as part of regularly scheduled operations in the Indo-Pacific. She recently was in Guam, moored alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40). Frank Cable provides necessary repairs and supplies for deployed ships in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Alexandria is one of four submarines assigned to Submarine Squadron 11 out of Naval Base Point Loma, California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Derek Harkins/Released)

Piti’s Apra Harbor fell victim to a reported oil spill over the weekend.

According to Port General Manager Rory Respicio, the F1 Pier had an estimated 100 gallons from a SUMP spilling into it yesterday.

Respicio told PNC that at around 2 pm yesterday the Port reported to both Coast Guard and TrisStar which manages the F1 pier.

The leak was confirmed to only be at the F1 pier and the Leak was reportedly cleared yesterday.

An Environmental Protection Agency investigator was on the scene and with aid from Tristar, Unitek, and the Guam Coast Guard the shoreside was cleaned up.

The Port General Manger told PNC that the sludge in the overflow tank was completely drained earlier today; however, there was some slight film on the rick area of the shoreside.

Booms, which help in controlling or blocking navigation within a port, were reportedly changed, presumably due to the oil spill.

Reportedly the sun should have evaporated the residual oil by the end of today.

Contact Don Sulat | E-mail: don@spbguam.com | Phone: 671-477-0790

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News Director for the Pacific News Center, Don was born and raised on the island of Saipan and moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas.