Video: Gulf Coast Asphalt Company oil spill response
MOBILE, Ala. - A crew of contractors work to clean oil from the hull of a ship in the Mobile Ship Channel, Sept. 6, 2011. The spill occurred at the Gulf Coast Asphalt facility when a tank of #6 fuel oil was overfilled, causing a release an unknown amount of oil. The Coast Guard is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Environmental Protection Agency and contracted Oil Spill Response Organizations to manage the clean-up process. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.