As much as 225 gallons of gasoline spilled into the waters off North Bay Village on Sunday prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to move in an monitor the situation.
The spill occurred around 7:30 a.m. when a dock belonging to Greenview Fuel Lines collapsed and severed two fuel lines carrying an unknown amount of gasoline, the Coast Guard said.
Alerted by North Bay Village police, the Coast Guard sent a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to conduct an over-flight of the area and reported the spill to be approximately 500-yards in length located at the east end of the island, which begins on the 79th Street Causeway and extends into Miami Beach.
Coast Guard pollution investigators responded and the responsible party hired commercial salvage to boom off the oil spill location.
At this time there are no waterway closures ordered, but boaters should use caution in the area and monitor VHF marine channel 16 for updates.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.