Slick no cause for alarm

Residents concerned about appearance of oil in Victoria Harbour on the morning of Tuesday, February 9 can rest assured that it was only a very small amount and was taken care of promptly.

A spokesperson for Marine Safety Victoria said that it was unclear what caused the oil to be in the water, but it was only very small amount.

“It was a light sheen of diesel oil and it could have come from anything. The Melbourne Boat Show was on the weekend prior so perhaps, due to the influx of boats, it came from that.”

The spokesperson said Marine Safety Victoria performed a very light clean with a boat and then let nature take its course.

He said residents should not be concerned.

“The oil was of no significance and we don’t know what exactly caused it,” he said.

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