UPDATE 7: Forest City Yacht Club reopens following oil spill

CLEVELAND – The Forest City Yacht Club reopened for business today, one week after a lube oil spill affected the daily operations at its Marina.

The lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie on Good Friday was successfully recovered and a majority of the water and shoreline impacted by the spill was cleared for boaters by the U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio EPA and NOAA.   This enabled the Forest City Yacht Club to resume normal operations in less than one week.

“All of the responders worked together around the clock to contain and recover the oil, minimizing further impact on the marine environment and the Port of Cleveland,” said Cmdr. Joe Higgins, the Coast Guard representative in the unified command. “As a result of this dedication and hard work, the harbor remains a clean and safe environment for mariners, families and wildlife.”

“On behalf of the Unified Command and all of the responding crews, I would like to thank the Forest City Yacht Club and its members for their patience and assistance,” stated Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. “The Club has been a tremendous partner, and we were pleased to get them back up and sailing in time for the nice weekend forecast.”

Crews will continue to clear debris from the shorelines in the vicinity of the spill, and Coast Guard pollution responders from Marine Safety Unit Cleveland and contractors from Clean Harbors remain on scene to monitor the situation.

The crews are operating under the direction of a unified command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOhio Environmental Protection AgencyCity of Cleveland Public Utilities, and Cleveland Public Power.

Photos:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864495/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1864479/multiple-agencies-responding-cleveland-oil-spill

Previous releases:

April 10, 2015: UPDATE 6: Forest City Yacht Club reopens after oil spill

April 8, 2015: UPDATE 5: Tests conclude lube oil as product spilled into Lake Erie

April 7, 2015: UPDATE 4: Crews making progress in cleaning spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 6, 2015: UPDATE 3: Crews continue to investigate, clean spill near Forest City Yacht Club

April 5, 2015: UPDATE 2: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigation, cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill

April 4, 2015: UPDATE/PHOTOS: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders continue investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

April 3, 2015: Cleveland-based Coast Guard pollution responders investigating potential spill at Forest City Yacht Club

###

 Date: Apr 11, 2015

Time: 4:30 PM

Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Public Utilities

Contact: Shelley Shockley 216-857-6899 or Erica L. Creech 216-857-7951

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Cleveland Public Power

One response to “UPDATE 7: Forest City Yacht Club reopens following oil spill

  1. Pingback: UPDATE 8: Progress continues on removal of shoreline debris | CPP's Virtual Corner

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s