9:30a, Friday, November 12, 2010: BAAQMD complaint number 208100, pervasive smell of fuel in the air, West End. Fuel on the water in area of Pasta Pelican restaurant, Alameda, CA 94501
Source: a crude oil transfer between two barges, from one in poor condition (many leaks) to one in better condition (one leak), conducted by Marine Starlight. The second barge then took the load to Conoco-Philips. BAAQMD boarded both boats on Friday. On Monday, November 15th, BAAQMD cited them for public nuisance and for violating the health & safety regulation 8 rule 44. The BAAQMD attorneys will decide the fine, but because the company was cited/fined in September 2010, this time, they expect the penalties to be stiffer.
Here are pictures of the fuel in the water at Barnhil Marina.