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Pelican Island Bridge Allision; Galveston, TX

Galveston, TX, USA | 2024-May-15

Initial Notification: On May 15, 2024, the USCG contacted the ERD Duty Officer to request support on a tug and barge accident. The tug and barge hit the Pelican Island bridge in Galveston, TX, spilling vacuum gas oil. Other details are pending. Trajectory was requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Vacuum Gas Oil (API 26)
Total amount at risk of spill: 20,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 18.76′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 49.33′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable