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Oklahoma Cruise Ship Passengers Affected By Gulf Oil Spill

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:28
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has affected numerous Oklahoma cruise ship passengers.

Exxon Valdez: what lessons have we learned form the 1989 oil spill disaster?

Mon, 2014-03-24 10:21
25 years since the oil tanker spilled millions of gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Alaska, we remain callously unprepared to mitigate a future oil spill in the Arctic waters

Oil spill comes at height of migration season

Mon, 2014-03-24 07:26
An oil spill in Galveston Bay is affecting coastal wildlife in Texas and blocking traffic in the Gulf of Mexico.

Video: Big oil spill off Texas

Mon, 2014-03-24 06:21
New help is being brought in to contain a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast. It’s creating havoc at one of the nation’s most vital shipping lanes. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

Galveston oil spill: No timetable on reopening Texas ship channel

Mon, 2014-03-24 06:00
Galveston oil spill has a major shipping channel to the Gulf of Mexico closed. The Galveston oil spill, totaling 170,000 gallons, happened Saturday.

'Significant' Oil Spill Closes US Ship Channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 23:27
No timetable when busy Texas shipping channel to reopen after 'significant' oil spill

Oil Spill Locks Down Galveston Bay

Sun, 2014-03-23 21:47
More than 168,000 gallons of oil leaked into Galveston Bay over the weekend after a cargo ship collided with a barge on Saturday. As a result, the Houston Ship Channel was closed to traffic as four skimming boats worked to clean up the spill. In a fun bit of coincidence, the spill and cleanup effort have arrived just in time for Monday’s 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill.

Oil spill cleanup blocks traffic to major Texas ship channel; residue out in Gulf of Mexico

Sun, 2014-03-23 21:27
TEXAS CITY, Texas - A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons (3.4 million litres) of heavy tar-like oil was cleared Sunday of its remaining contents, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked as much as about a fifth of its cargo into one of the world's busiest waterways for moving petrochemicals. "This is a significant spill," Capt. Brian ...

Spill comes at 'worst time' for wildlife in Galveston Bay

Sun, 2014-03-23 20:57
The Unified Command, a group of agencies responding to the spill, said 27 response vessels were working to skim and recover oil with more than 380 personnel on scene and another 200 in the incident command post. On Sunday, salvage vessels finished pumping about 750,000 gallons of heavy marine fuel oil from a partially sunken barge that leaked thousands of gallons of thick, oozing sludge into ...

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 20:09
TEXAS CITY — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement Sunday of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of

After 25 years, Exxon Valdez oil spill hasn't ended

Sun, 2014-03-23 19:19
Twenty-five years ago on March 24, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez slammed into Bligh Reef and spilled more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into the cold, clear waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound -- one of the "last best places" on Earth. The oil charged through Prince William Sound and out into the Gulf of Alaska, damaging more than 1,300 miles of some of the most remote, wild shoreline ...

Oil Spill Cleanup Continues Off Texas Gulf Shore - Houston Ship Channel To Remain Shut 'Until Clean Water Is Assured'

Sun, 2014-03-23 17:30
TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and prevent ...

Oil spill clean-up impedes US ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 17:15
All shipping between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways has been halted after an oil spill.

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue off Texas Gulf shore

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:55
By Terry Wade TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and ...

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue off Texas Gulf shore

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:55
By Terry Wade TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spilled from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The Houston Ship Channel remained shut on Sunday to contain the environmental damage and ...

Oil spill impedes US ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 14:41
An oil spill has blocked traffic between the Gulf of Mexico and the Houston ship channel.

Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

Sun, 2014-03-23 13:36
Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.

Oil spill cleanup underway after barge, ship collide

Sun, 2014-03-23 12:52
The U.S. Coast Guard says an estimated 900,000 gallons of oil on the damaged barge has been removed and they are now working to get skimmers on the water to remove the oil that spilled near the Texas City Dike.

Galveston oil spill backs up Gulf of Mexico traffic

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:44
Galveston oil spill: Crews cleaned and attempted to contain an oil spill in Galveston Bay Sunday. It's unclear exactly how much oil was spilled from a barge carrying nearly a million gallons Saturday.

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:31
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement Sunday of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways. Officials believe only one of the barge's tanks — which holds 168,000 gallons — was breached, though Coast ...
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