SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WPHL)– The U.S Coast Guard was deployed to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia after an oil spill occurred.

A representative from the U.S Coast Guard tells PHL17 that around 9:30 a.m. a fuel tank holding 275,000 gallons of Diesel fuel in the Navy Yard began leaking.

Approximately 100 gallons were spilled into the water.

The USGC said ‘boom and absorb pads’ were deployed to clean up the oil spill.

The leak has since been contained and there is no danger to the public.

Stay with PHL17 for updates on this developing story.