The Susquehanna Hose Co. of Havre de Grace was alerted Tuesday evening for a fuel spill on the Susquehanna River near the Hatem Bridge.
A 911 caller advised he could see a lot of fuel in the water and that it was flowing in the direction of the Amtrak bridge.
Boats from hose company, Chief 5-1 and Harford County Special Ops. team member Brian Remines were on the scene within 5 minutes to find the fuel spill was a result of an overflow from the Black Eyed Susan Riverboat.
“They filled up the Black Eyed Susan with fuel the day before and a little fuel came out of the overflow,” Remines said. “It was on deck of the boat and then when it rained, it washed it into the river.”
Remines noted the small amount of fuel was unrecoverable.
Department of Natural Resources was on the scene, while Maryland Department of the Environment and the Coast Guard were both notified.