- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S Coast Guard and state wildlife officials are investigating what caused a fuel oil spill from a World War II-era ship into the San Francisco Bay.

Lt. Jacob Aulner, a Coast Guard spokesman, said Sunday that crews are cleaning up less than 50 gallons of fuel spilled from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien docked near Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Aulner says the spill occurred Saturday morning during a fuel transfer onboard the ship as a 100-by-150-yard sheen was later spotted in the area of the spill.

Crews have deployed 6,000 feet of absorbent boom around the vessel to recover the fuel as part of the cleanup effort.

Aulner says crews believe the sheen is being contained and that no damage to wildlife has been reported.

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