According to local media, the ship ran aground just minutes before arriving at the Port of Pascagoula.
More specifically, USCG officials informed that the ship had not grounded on the island, but on the Number 12 Horn Island buoy, which is located between Horn and Petit Bois Islands.
The US Coast Guard took action in order to remove the oil tanker, which was done with success on the morning of April 22.
Information reports that the tanker is Liberian flagged and called 'Aqualoyalty'. At the time of the grounding, it was reportedly carrying 21 million gallons of Colombian crude oil.
As of now there are no signs of pollution, but pollution responders and investigators are searching the incident area, while also monitoring the tank level for any indications that the tank is leaking.