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February 9, 1990 | United Press International
A storm-damaged freighter went out of control Thursday and slammed into a pier on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, the Coast Guard reported.
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July 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An oil barge spilled more than 9,000 gallons into an ecologically sensitive area of Narragansett Bay, raising concerns for shorebirds and fragile habitats. The Coast Guard believes the spill was caused when the barge collided with the tugboat that was towing it. The 460-foot barge was carrying more than 10 million gallons of oil. It was ruptured about two miles from Prudence Island, home to the Narragansett Bay Estuarine Sanctuary.
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NEWS
July 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An oil barge spilled more than 9,000 gallons into an ecologically sensitive area of Narragansett Bay, raising concerns for shorebirds and fragile habitats. The Coast Guard believes the spill was caused when the barge collided with the tugboat that was towing it. The 460-foot barge was carrying more than 10 million gallons of oil. It was ruptured about two miles from Prudence Island, home to the Narragansett Bay Estuarine Sanctuary.
NEWS
January 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
Working against choppy waters, crews began pumping heating oil Sunday from a crippled barge that spilled more than 828,000 gallons after running aground off a wildlife refuge in a storm. Meanwhile, the oil had spread, and the barge was still leaking, though at a much lesser rate than before. The spill is the largest in state history. About 11,000 lobsters and dozens of birds coated with oil, many of them dead, washed up on Rhode Island's southern coast, according to the U.S.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
A barge carrying 4 million gallons of heating oil leaked about 720,000 gallons near a wildlife refuge area Saturday, a day after it ran aground in a storm. Thousands of lobsters and several dozen birds were killed along Rhode Island's southern coast. Other birds were seen covered with oil, and shell-fishing was banned. The spill is the worst in state history.
NEWS
January 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
Working against choppy waters, crews began pumping heating oil Sunday from a crippled barge that spilled more than 828,000 gallons after running aground off a wildlife refuge in a storm. Meanwhile, the oil had spread, and the barge was still leaking, though at a much lesser rate than before. The spill is the largest in state history. About 11,000 lobsters and dozens of birds coated with oil, many of them dead, washed up on Rhode Island's southern coast, according to the U.S.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
A barge carrying 4 million gallons of heating oil leaked about 720,000 gallons near a wildlife refuge area Saturday, a day after it ran aground in a storm. Thousands of lobsters and several dozen birds were killed along Rhode Island's southern coast. Other birds were seen covered with oil, and shell-fishing was banned. The spill is the worst in state history.
NEWS
February 9, 1990 | United Press International
A storm-damaged freighter went out of control Thursday and slammed into a pier on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, the Coast Guard reported.
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