When the LPG tanker collided with the tug, the latter was transporting two barges loaded with the gasoline blend stock. After the incident, one barge capsized, while the other one has sustained damages.


Each barge contained around 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock, with the USCG noting that an unknown amount of product has been spilled. Further reports inform that the spill is at around 9,000 barrels.

Now an oil spill response and air monitoring are taking place, while salvage personnel is also on the scene.

The Houston Ship Channel closed from Light 61-75, but local media reported that the Channel partially reopened to ship and barge traffic on May 12.

Finally, USCG added that there were no injuries.