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Barge B No. 255 fire

Corpus Christi, TX | 2017-Oct-20

Initial Notification: On October 20, 2017, a barge caught fire in the Port Aransas anchorage area. It is still on fire. Barge is carrying 133,000 bbls crude oil of a type unknown. At this time, extent of discharge is unknown. Location is approximately 3 miles off the beach on the Gulf side. Sector Corpus has contacted NOAA SSC and requested trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 133,000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 27° 50.40′ North
Longitude (approximate): 97° 5.40′ West