Tampa Bay closed after fishing trawler collides with barge, spilling 1,000 gallons of fuel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay is closed to boating traffic while authorities try to clean up a fuel spill.

Authorities say a fishing trawler and a barge collided in the bay Thursday night, spilling about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water.

According to the Coast Guard, the vessels collided about two miles northwest of Manbirtee Key near the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

Fog and darkness hampered initial attempts to clean up the spill.

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