The tanker Megaborg oil spill occurred as the result of an accident during
lightering operations with a subsequent fire. 5.1 million gallons of oil were
released into the Gulf of Mexico.
Image ID: line5138, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Texas, Gulf of Mexico, 68 miles SE of Galveston
Photo Date: 1990 June 8
Credit: Collection of Doug Helton, NOAA/NOS/ORR
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