An old boat has caused headaches on the Moruya River.
Emergency services responded to a call of a serious diesel leak in the river on Thursday, February 7.
Fire and Rescue and SES were first called on Thursday evening, where they found an old fishing boat listed to one side. The boat was leaking diesel fuel into the river.
Fire and Rescue set up hydrocarbon booms to try and reduce the spread of the leak, and SES ran support in a flood boat. Work wasn’t finished until 11.30pm.
Both services attended again on Friday morning when the boat sprung another leak. The vessel had been moved to the wharf by this stage, and the owner had been notified.
The boat is expected to be removed from the river on either Sunday or Monday.