January 22, 2003 |
A barge carrying nearly 270,000 gallons of light fuel oil sank off Spain's southern coast, threatening more ecological damage even as workers continued cleaning up a massive spill in the northwest from November. The Spabunker IV sank in stormy weather in Algeciras Bay near Gibraltar, officials said. The body of the captain, Miguel Roig, was found in the sea hours later; two crew members were rescued. Oil from the ship's engines washed ashore, but frogmen said there were no leaks in the hull.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1993
Navy crews continued to work Thursday in Long Beach Harbor to mop up traces of about 5,000 gallons of fuel oil that spilled from a decommissioned frigate last weekend, officials said. The fuel oil spilled into the harbor Sunday while the fuel system of the Brewton was being flushed at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. An improperly aligned valve was responsible for the spill, a Navy spokesman said.
January 7, 1990 |
Two ships collided in fog 20 miles off Galveston, Tex., in the Gulf of Mexico, but no one was injured, the Coast Guard reported. Fuel oil from the Margaret Lykes, a New Orleans-based container ship, was leaking slowly from a hole in the 618-foot vessel. The bow of the Shoun Emperor, a 323-foot Panamanian tanker, sustained considerable damage, but none of its cargo had spilled. Coast Guard inspectors said they believed the situation posed no threat to the environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1991
A 4,200-gallon fuel oil spill slowed ship traffic Wednesday in busy Los Angeles Harbor as cleanup crews continued the task of sopping up the gooey substance, authorities said. The cleanup was expected to be completed by Wednesday evening, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Beals. "It's kind of like used crankcase oil, pretty heavy, pretty gooey, real sticky, black," Coast Guard Cmdr. Joe Brusseau said in describing the oil.
March 18, 2008 |
About 3,000 barrels of fuel oil leaked into and along the Loire River after a pipe ruptured while a tanker was being loaded at a refinery, the oil company Total said Monday. Cleanup teams were using floating dams and Total mobilized a 200-member team of its own to cope with the spill at the Donges refinery in western France that began late Sunday, the company said in a statement.
February 11, 1999 |
Navy demolition experts with grenades failed to set fire to a grounded cargo ship Wednesday night, leaving it vulnerable to an advancing storm that threatened to break it apart and cause a disastrous oil spill near Oregon's scenic Coos Bay.