An oil spill at Timaru port that was discovered at midday is
now being cleaned up by members of the Environment Canterbury
oil response team.
The amount of oil leaked is reported to be between 40 and 50
litres, and the spilled substance is believed to be light
Environment Canterbury Regional Harbourmaster Jim Dilley said
the current focus was on containment and cleaning up the oil.
"Once that is done, we will then launch an investigation, but
right now our priority is to lessen the impact on the
environment as much as possible."
He would not reveal the name of the boat the leak is
understood to have come from.