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Cargo ship suspected of leaking fuel in Port of L.A.

A large cargo ship leaked an unknown substance, believed to be fuel, while docked Sunday in the Port of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The leak was reported about 7:30 p.m. at a ship docked in berth 202, where an oily sheen was visible on the water, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The leak has been stopped, and a private cleanup company has placed booms in the water around the ship to contain the substance, Stewart said.

It's unclear how much of fluid entered the water.

The leak came from the Istra Ace, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Sondra Kneen said.

The large vessel, registered in the Bahamas, typically transports cars and arrived Saturday in the Port of L.A., according to Vessel Finder.

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