Tanker collision causes oil spill in Galveston.

POSTED: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:58am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Coast Guard officials say they have contained an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused when two tankers collided near Galveston.

An offshore supply vessel collided Tuesday night with an 820 foot tanker vessel causing it to leak oil. The crew of the tanker worked to transfer the oil out of the damaged fuel tank, but about 18,000 gallons spilled before the leak was secured. Emergency teams worked to contain the oil spill and the accident is under investigation.

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