Coast Guard responds to collision, chemical spill at Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision at the Houston Ship Channel, which spilled products used to make gasoline.
Two barges collided with a tanker at the ship channel Friday, May 10.
Coast Guard’s Houston-Galveston sector received a report that the 755-foot tanker Genesis River and the tug Voyager collided. The tug was moving two barges loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate.
That’s the product spilling into the ship channel.
A helicopter aircrew and a boat crew were both deployed to assess the situation.
There is also a port fire boat responding.
One barge has capsized and one has a hole in it.
An estimated 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock were loaded on each barge, according to the Coast Guard.
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From:: CBRNe (CBRN)