On November 1, 1979, the motor tanker Burmah Agate and the freighter Mimosa collided at the entrance of Galveston Harbor in the Gulf of Mexico. By the time the fire aboard the Burmah Agate was brought under control in January 8, 1980, about 140 million gallons of oil spilled into the Bay of Campeche off of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.
Capn Scott. "Collision of the Motor Tanker Burmah Agate and the Freighter Mimosa." Captain's Blog. Web. 21 July 2010. <http://capnscott.com/1979/10/31/collision-of-the-motor-tanker-burmah-agate-and-the-freighter-mimosa/>.
Fire on the Burmah Agate. Photograph. IncidentNews. Comp. Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and US Department of Commerce, 14 Feb. 2007. Web. 14 July 2010. <http://www.incidentnews.gov/entry/517475>.
"IncidentNews: Burmah Agate." IncidentNews. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce. Web. 20 July 2010. <http://www.incidentnews.gov/incident/6253>.