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Pipeline Explosion

Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, TX | 2020-Aug-21

Initial Notification: On August 21, 2020, an explosion and fire were reported in Corpus Christi Inner Harbor after a dredger hit an underwater pipeline (NRC#1285154). 6 non-critical injuries were reported, 4 persons unaccounted for. SAR activities are underway. The pipeline reported to contain propane has been shut-in, and pressure is being bled off. The Dredger is reported to contain a potential of 8,000 gallons diesel and an unknown amount of hydraulic fluid. As of approximately 1200 CT, dredge fire was extinguished. No sheen has been observed on the water. SSC providing support on response options, air plume modeling, trajectory in the event of release and resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Propane
Total amount at risk of spill: unk gallons
Latitude (approximate): 27° 49.01′ North
Longitude (approximate): 97° 28.06′ West