Video: Oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel

Saturday afternoon a collision between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and a 300’x54’x12′ barge, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan, resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gals. of bunker fuel in the Houston Ship Channel. The barge, owned by Kirby Inland Marine who also owns the towboat involved in the incident, has 26,741-bbl. capacity in six tanks. One of those tanks was ruptured in the accident. The bulk carrier belongs to Sea Galaxy Marine.

 

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