Barge hits South Texas dock, about 20K gallons of fuel spill
Posted October 12
PORT ISABEL, Texas — The Coast Guard says a barge has struck a South Texas dock and dumped about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water.
Cmdr. Keith Pierre (pee-AIR') says nobody was hurt and the barge was no longer leaking Wednesday at a site on the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the Capt. Jim Green on Tuesday night to hit the dock at the Subsea 7 facility — the intended destination. The Coast Guard had no further details on the load of low sulfur diesel fuel.
Pierre had no reports of wildlife being impacted.
A Coast Guard statement says Miller Environmental was on the scene Wednesday for air monitoring and recovery operations. Coast Guard aircraft were being used to survey the scene.