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Mega Borg

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The Mega Borg released 5.1 million gallons of oil as the result of a lightering accident and subsequent fire. The incident occurred 60 nautical miles south-southeast…Read More »

of Galveston, Texas, on June 8, 1990, while the Italian tank vessel Fraqmura was lightering (transferring oil to) the Norwegian tank vessel Mega Borg.
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