Barge B No. 255 fire; Corpus Christi, TX
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.
|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|