On Saturday afternoon March 22 the 585-foot bulk carrier Summer Wind reported a collision with a barge towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan near the Texas City Dike. As a result of the collision 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil leaked into Galveston Bay. Cleanup efforts are on-going.
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In March. a ship vs. barge collision near the Texas City Dike resulted in the largest oil spill in Galveston Bay in nearly 20 years. The Daily News takes a closer look at the ramifications of the spill.