The barge TM3 went aground while being towed by the 58 foot towboat UTV Louis Vincent off Bayport, Texas. One of the barge’s tanks ruptured and 500 gallons of fuel spilled into the water. The crew requested assistance and pollution control team responded to the scene. A boom was placed around the barge to contain the spill while the barge was lightered. After inspection, the barge will be taken to Galveston. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
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