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

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.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Disaster-averted-when-rice-fuel-oil-barges-5322595.php?cmpid=hpbn

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