1,000 gallons of oil spilled after 2 vessels Collided in Bay of Colombia

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The collision of 2 vessels caused oil spill into Colombia's Caribbean waters on Wednesday, the reported the Colombian government.
The collision occurred in the Bay of Colombia early Wednesday, when the oil-carrying Singaporean vessel Crccow Esmerald and a tug vessel crashed into each other near the mouth of the Leon River in the Uraba region of northern Antioquia department.
The collision caused the leak of about 1,000 gallons of oil and naval troops were transported to the site to contain the spill, told the president of Colombia's maritime authority, Ernesto Duran.
"Our emergency vessels are working in the region, gathering the spilled oil, hoping it is not going to reach the coastline," added Duran.
The Departmental Council for Disaster Risk Management told the crew members of the damaged vessel, with help from the navy, placed containment barriers around the region.
The vessel was keeled over to prevent more oil from spilling, and Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol is expected in the region to identify the magnitude of the oil spill and what is the type of oil.