Coast Guard blames commercial boating service for Jersey Shore tar balls

Officials say Vane Brothers Company is to blame for tar balls that washed up along the Monmouth County coast.

Matt Trapani

Dec 11, 2023, 10:59 PM

Updated 196 days ago

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The United States Coast Guard says it now knows where the tar balls that washed up at the Jersey Shore came from.
Officials say that Vane Brothers Company – a commercial boating service – is to blame. They say an oil spill happened during a transfer at an oil facility on Nov. 22 in Bayonne.
Cleanup efforts and the investigation continue this week to make sure there are no more pollutants in the water or on the beaches.


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