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Bayport Channel Collision, Houston Ship Canal near Bayport, TX; Houston Ship Channel, TX, USA

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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Reformate (gasoline blending stock)
Total amount at risk of spill: 25,000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 35.57′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 56.46′ West