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Coast Guard cleans up oil spill, removes yacht out of water

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Coast Guard personnel and crews says they have removed all oil and hazardous material from the Cooper River after a yacht sank near Charleston Harbor.

A Coast Guard official says they are pulled the yacht out of the water and placing it on land Saturday afternoon.

Officials say that officers at Naval Weapons Station Charleston notified the Coast Guard about a sheen on the Cooper River at 9:20 p.m. last Sunday

Authorities say crews has pulled the yacht out of the water and placing it on land Saturday afternoon

The Coast Guard dispatched pollution responders, who with the assistance of the Tug Island Boy, determined the sheen was coming from the submerged 52-foot motor yacht Oyob.

Coast Guard officials estimate that no more than 55-gallons of fuel were on board the motor yacht at the time it sank. Officials believe the clean-up will be completed by this weekend.

The maritime public is asked to monitor VHF-Channel 16 for continued updates.

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