The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 100-gallon diesel fuel spill in the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, that occurred Monday evening.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report around 9:26 p.m. that a towing vessel reportedly discharged 100 gallons of diesel into the Missouri River near mile marker 360 due to a fuel tank rupture.
The vessel has secured the discharge of fuel.
An oil spill removal organization has placed a boom around the vessel and is scheduled to return Tuesday, October 11, to continue clean-up operations.
The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the situation until the fuel is removed from the water.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.