Bayport Channel Collision, Houston Ship Canal near Bayport, TX
Houston Ship Channel, TX, USA | 2019-May-10
Initial Notification: On May 10, 2019, the NOAA Emergency Response Division was notified by the USCG of a vessel collision at approximately 3:20pm near Houston, TX. Information is preliminary at this time, but the M/V Genesis River collided with two tank barges in the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport Texas. Each barge has a capacity of 25000 bbls (approx 1 million gallons) of a gasoline blending stock. Amount released is unknown at this time. The M/V Genesis River, loaded with butane and propane, is reportedly taking on water but not spilling any petroleum or cargo at this time. ERD is providing weather and trajectory products.
|Products of concern:||Reformate (gasoline blending stock)|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||25,000 barrels|
|Latitude (approximate):||29° 37.82′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||94° 58.66′ West|