MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Authorities have stopped a fuel leak after a barge tipped over in a canal in Marco Island.
Marco Fire & Rescue says the barge is owned by Marco Marine Construction. It had a crane attached, and was being used to repair a dock off Amazon Court. Neighbors heard the crane crash into the water and a dock around 4am. Firefighters deployed boom into the water to contain the leaking diesel fuel.
So far, there's no word on a cause. There were no storms in the area overnight, and owner of the boat says everything was fine at the site the last time he was there.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the barge's fuel tank can hold about 20 gallons of diesel fuel, but its unclear how much actually leaked into the canal.