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Tugboat spills at least 300 gallons of gear oil

Cleanup crews blocked parts of Buzzards Bay Thursday with booms and worked to clear the remnants of an oil sheen left by a tugboat that ran aground, spilling at least 300 gallons of gear oil, the Coast Guard said.

The 93-foot tugboat Justice was towed to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy from the spot near Stony Point Dike in Wareham where it ran aground at 12:01 a.m Thursday, a Coast Guard statement said. The spill closed the Cape Cod Canal from the early hours of the morning until 11:30 a.m.

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