Earlier this week, Charleston Waterkeeper received a call from a motor yacht detailer working on a boat at the Isle of Palms Marina. The citizen reported a large, visible sheen covering a large area in between docks at the marina. According to his details, a strong smell of diesel fuel was detected around the area. Upon receiving this report we immediately called the National Response Center. Despite the volume of toxin spilled into a waterway, it is still essential to report all incidences to the NRC to assure that appropriate actions are taken. The NRC is dispatches the report to all local parties required to respond to such an event (i.e. Coast Guard, DHEC, etc.). Investigators reported to the scene in an attempt to mitigate any threats to the environment and to seek out a responsible party.
We have not received any further information; however, we will update you with additional details as we receive them.