The oil is stored aboard the Venezuela-flagged Nabarima vessel, sat idle in the Gulf of Paria since its owner was slapped with U.S. sanctions in January 2019.
Russia declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into the river.
The "toxic extent" of the spill could have been up to 30 percent greater than what previous satellite data has suggested.
A clean-up mission is in full swing after an accident caused a container to crash down onto a barge containing diesel fuel, destabilizing the vessel and causing it to sink.
Scientists know more about Mars than the bottom of the Mariana Trench—the deepest part of Earth's ocean.
The 740ft MV Solomon Trader ran aground on February 5 during a cyclone.
The ship is called "Forever Lucky."
Mayor Kenneth Meyer of Decatur said the cleanup could take weeks to complete.
The 2016 planning papers related to BP's now-canceled project in the Great Australian Bight.
The rig explosion in 2010 killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil onto the shorelines of several states.
The spill is five times larger than originally estimated.
Authorities estimate 105,000 gallons of oil have spilled.
The oil spill is the largest to hit the local coastline in nearly two decades.
The local District Attorney is reviewing "potentially relevant criminal and civil statutes" related to the spill.
The oil and gas company will have to pay billions in civil penalties
The discovery of damaged coral far from the spill's epicenter signals widespread damage.