Coast Guard: Tanker spills fuel oil on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast guard says a tanker has discharged fuel oil into the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

It wasn't immediately clear how much fuel oil was spilled from the tanker, identified by the Coast Guard as the "Overseas Beryl."

Authorities were notified of the discharge Monday shortly after 10 p.m.

The pipe that was the source of the discharge was plugged around 4 a.m.

The Coast Guard lists Shipholding Group Incorporated as the responsible party for the discharge. Cleanup efforts include use of skimming vessels and floating booms to corral the oil.

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