Diesel spill at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor

A diesel fuel release from a damaged pipe was reported on a pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor at approximately 9:30 a.m. July 29.

An estimated 94 gallons of fuel were reported to be spilled. Responders quickly stopped the leak and began cleanup and mitigation measures.

Approximately 20 gallons of fuel remaining in the water have been contained using a marine spill containment boom as response personnel continue cleanup.

The Navy notified U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and the state Department of Ecology shortly after the spill’s occurrence.

“As soon we were aware of this spill, the installation’s emergency response personnel immediately sprang into action to contain it, assess the situation and begin clean-up efforts,” Commanding Officer Capt. Richard Massie said.

“The Navy is committed to being a good steward of the environment. We routinely practice our emergency response techniques for a variety of incidents, to include fuel spills, to ensure that when an actual incident occurs, we can take immediate action and minimize any potential impacts to the environment.”