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Texas City "Y" Incident, (ICW); Port Bolivar, TX

Port Bolivar, TX | 2014-Mar-22

Initial Notification: On March 22, 2014, the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston (MSU Texas City) notified the NOAA SSC that the 585 foot bulk carrier 'M/V Summer Wind' collided with an oil tank-barge, containing 924,000 gallons of fuel oil. The tank barge was towed by the 'M/V Miss Susan' and owned by Kirby Inland Marine. The collision occurred in Galveston Bay near the Texas City dike on Saturday March 22 at approximately 12:30 p.m. The cargo of the barge, an intermediate fuel oil (RMG-380), has been spilled. The USCG has requested on-scene support from NOAA to provide trajectories, shoreline assessment, common operational picture, overflight, weather, and natural resource information services. The Texas General Land Office and other agencies are responding.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:IFO 380 or RGM 380
Total amount at risk of spill: 4,000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 21.81′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 47.85′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Evaluated but not used
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable