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Tug Lee W - Barge Collision, Bolivar. TX

Port Bolivar, TX | 2020-Jun-09

Initial Notification: On June 9, 2020, the Tug Lee W collided with its forward barge, causing a 1.5 ft gash above the waterline in the forward tank. Potential of 3,900 bbl condensate in the damaged tank. An unknown amount of product discharged into ICW. Boom deployed around the vessel, but product confirmed outside area and moving eastward. (NRC#1279187)

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 24.30′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 44.60′ West