UPDATE: Tugboat Owner Denies Fuel Spill In The Hudson River
An update to our previous story: representatives from Tilcon have denied that one of their tugboats were the cause of the fuel spill. Authorities continue to investigate the issue.
It was originally reported that a Hudson Valley tugboat spilled fuel along the Hudson River. LoHud reported early Sunday, residents noticed the spill as it glistened in the water. The spill was estimated to be around 30-40 feet into the water and had begun washing ashore.
According to Rockland County Sheriff Ted Brovarski, the ship in question is owned by Tilcon New York quarry. After the Coast Guard investigated the vessel, they found no proof of a spill.
Residents began complaining of a very strong odor Sunday morning which led to the discovery of the oil.