Listen Live on  
 

KTRH

Houston's News, Weather & Traffic Station
 
 

Coast Guard investigating collision of 2 barges

 
Coast Guard investigating collision of 2 barges
Posted December 24th, 2013 @ 8:56am by The Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating what caused an early morning collision between two barges off the Bolivar Peninsula in Southeast Texas.

Both barges were damaged but no injuries were reported and neither barge spilled any of its cargo. One barge was carrying about 945,000 gallons of crude oil and the other had about 1,500 tons of calcium chloride.

The collision occurred around 12:50 a.m. Monday near Sievers Cove. Both barges were being pushed by tug boats at the time.

Recommended Stories

*