Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

An unknown amount of oil was spilled into the Los Angeles Harbor Thursday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

The Coast Guard was notified about 10:45 a.m. of an “oily-water mixture” coming from a holding tank at the Vopak Terminal, officials said.

The terminal is in the area of berths 186-191.

“A majority of the oil released has been reported as being contained on the pier, however, some of  the oil water mixture entered the water,” according to a Coast Guard statement.

Crews were using booms, skimmers and absorbent pads to contain and remove the oil, officials said.

A tanker ship moored inside the terminal has been ordered not to leave the port until it has been decontaminated, according to the Coast Guard.

— Wire reports 

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