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Cargo ship spills oil in Hawaii waters

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, their crews and other local agencies respond Thursday to an oil spill from vessel Kamokuiki at Pier 19 in Honolulu. Two response vessels arrived on scene and deployed 1,600 feet of hard boom surrounding 25 bales of absorbent material.
In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, their crews and other local agencies respond Thursday to an oil spill from vessel Kamokuiki at Pier 19 in Honolulu. Two response vessels arrived on scene and deployed 1,600 feet of hard boom surrounding 25 bales of absorbent material.

Credit: The Associated Press

Credit: The Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard said a cargo ship has spilled oil into Honolulu Harbor.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class James Connor said local and federal officials are working on cleanup after a 433-foot container ship spilled oil a day earlier during a fueling operation.

It is not immediately clear how much oil spilled or how much fuel the vessel holds. It's owned by the U.S. shipping company Matson Inc.

Absorbent material was placed around the ship, and about 120 gallons of oil has been recovered so far.

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A Coast Guard flight confirmed oil has leaked outside a containment area and is washing ashore across the harbor on Sand Island. Officials said there are no reports of wildlife being injured.