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Sat May 11, 2019, 10:56 AM

Gas product spills in Houston Ship Channel after collision involving 755-foot oil tanker and barges

Source: CNN


The barges were loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate, which is leaking into the water, officials said.

(CNN) A tug pushing two barges collided with a 755-foot oil tanker in the Houston Ship Channel, capsizing one barge and damaging the other one, the US Coast Guard said in a statement.

The barges were loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate, which is leaking into the water after the incident Friday near Bayport, Texas, officials said.

"An estimated 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock were loaded on each barge. An unknown amount of product has been released from the damaged barge," the statement said.

"Air monitoring is being conducted along the shoreline ... the first priority of the unified command is public safety," it said. " If any readings above actionable levels are detected, advisories will be provided to local emergency operations centers.

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Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/11/us/houston-tanker-barge-collision/index.html



Christ, and they have serious flooding there...

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Reply Gas product spills in Houston Ship Channel after collision involving 755-foot oil tanker and barges (Original post)
Dennis Donovan May 11 OP
we can do it May 11 #1
dalton99a May 11 #2
dlk May 11 #3
jmowreader May 11 #5
MarcA May 11 #8
bluestarone May 11 #4
Sancho May 11 #6
rictofen May 11 #7
brachism May 11 #9
KY_EnviroGuy May 11 #10
YOHABLO May 11 #11
Judi Lynn May 11 #12
Gumboot May 11 #13

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 11:02 AM

1. Idiots.🤬

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Sat May 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

2. Nice smell



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:03 PM

3. Houston Seems to Have One Environmental Disaster After Another

Whether it's chemical fires, oil leaking barges, it's an ongoing parade of enormous amounts of toxins being emitted into the environment. Thank you, GOP, for your rollback of environmental protections and lack of infrastructure improvements.

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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Sat May 11, 2019, 01:00 PM

5. That area has always been an environmental catastrophe

Google the Texas City Disaster...where they had a shipload of ammonium nitrate fertilizer bound for France that was already getting hot so, instead of hauling it thirty miles out of town and allowing it to deflagrate in the desert, they put it in the ship and killed a lot of people when the AN exploded.

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Response to dlk (Reply #3)

Sat May 11, 2019, 02:38 PM

8. The Con and McCon no doubt will send their thoughts and prayers. n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

4. Not clear to me what country was the tanker from?

Our waters are being sooo contaminated!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 01:24 PM

6. So much for AIS....

...a couple pretty big ships to hit like that...Chinese messing with navigation systems?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

7. Make the waterways great again

Damn.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 05:52 PM

9. New LPG Tanker "GENESIS RIVER" - Video of the ship that hit the barge (not of actual accident)

According to ABC13 Houston:
[link:https://abc13.com/barge-crash-cleanup-on-hold-in-ship-channel-amid-weather/5295555/]

The impact of the collision was so severe, it almost sliced the barge in half. According to the Coast Guard, the tanker, Genesis River, crashed into a tug pushing two barges. One capsized. The other was left with a huge gash in it.


Per YouTube: Newly Built LPG Tanker “GENESIS RIVER” from Houston (dated 01/26/2019):
The newly built LPG tanker "GENESIS RIVER" entered the Irago Strait from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kamishima Island and headed for Yokkaichi Port, where she passed through the Panama Canal from Houston in the United States and across the Pacific Ocean.


Video of the "Genesis River" in January (not of the actual accident)
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:35 PM

10. Check out the seagulls perched on the far railing taking selfies and shaming us humings.

Good chopper video here:

Coast Guard, TCEQ respond to chemical spill at Houston Ship Channel
Two barges were on the inbound channel and a tanker was outbound when they collided.

Author: Brandon Scott
Published: 5:02 PM CDT May 10, 2019 / Updated: 6:04 AM CDT May 11, 2019

Link: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/coast-guard-tceq-respond-to-chemical-spill-at-houston-ship-channel/285-69e5a80a-8d3b-4405-b386-71ae5189d77f

Thanks for the OP, Dennis..........

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:12 PM

11. "An unknown amount of product has been released" So it all flows into the Gulf I suspect. Yummy.

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Sat May 11, 2019, 09:32 PM

12. Unbearable. n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:53 PM

13. In case we needed any more reasons...

... to switch to renewables.


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