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Dredge Barge Fire, Port O' Connor, Matagorda Bay TX

TX 77979, USA | 2018-Apr-18

Initial Notification: On April 18, 2018, the USCG Sector Corpus Christie contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a dredge barge that had caught fire after alliding with a shut-in natural gas pipeline. Natural gas condensate is currently discharging from the pipeline and burning off in the fire. No injuries reported - all crew accounted for.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil - marine diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 18000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 27.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 96° 23.00′ West