On January 28, 1981, at 0940, the chemical tanker Lucor Wickliffe struck
the Tank Vessel Olympic Glory on the port quarter, in the vicinity of the cargo tanks.
The collision occurred approximately two miles south of Morgan's Point.
After the Olympic Glory moored at Barbours Cut,
an inspection diver confirmed the presence of a 6 by 12 foot hole in the vessel's No. 6 port wing tank.
Approximately 20,000 barrels of Galeota crude were lost
before the damaged tank could be lightered by portable pumps.
First day response efforts focused on containment of the spilled product.
Crowley Environmental was contracted by the owners of the Olympic Glory to lead the cleanup effort.
Approximately 18,000 barrels of spilled product was successfully removed within 30 days.
The remaining 2,000 barrels were determined to be lost to natural dissipation.