Disaster averted when rice, fuel oil barges collide in Houston Ship Channel
POSTED: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:14am
None of the crew members on either vessel sustained any injuries
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The U.S. Coast Guard wants to know what caused the collision between a grain-filled cargo ship and a barge loaded with hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel oil - an accident that had the potential to be a "major environmental incident" in the Houston Ship Channel, Lt. Commander Zeita Merchant said.