Salvage company reports oil spill in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas - The owner of a salvage company in the Bahamas says crews are trying to contain roughly 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of oil that spilled into the Atlantic off the northernmost island in the archipelago.

Raymond Darville of Overseas Marine Group Ltd. says the spill occurred early Sunday near an oil and gas storage facility in Freeport Harbor on Grand Bahama island.

Darville says he does not know exactly how the spill occurred. But he says a ship was trying to refuel alongside a barge at the time an oily sheen began to spread near the mouth of the harbor.

The country's environment minister could not be reached for comment.

Last month, roughly 3,000 gallons (11,355 liters) of oil spilled into the ocean from a cargo ship accident off Grand Bahama.

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