Two chemical tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston, Texas. The 116 meter long, 11642 dwt chemical tanker Chem Sea and the 170 meter long, 33641 dwt tanker Bow Kiso collided while headed to Houston. The Bow Kiso suffered damage resulting in a fuel leak. The crew was able to make patch the leak and pump remaining fuel into an auxiliary tank. No reports of injuries. Both vessels were able to proceed to Houston under their own power. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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