The 119 meter long, 12005 dwt cargo vesesl Genius Star VII collided with an oil barge in the Houston Channel. The oil barge, loaded with 38100 tons of fuel oil, slammed into the port side of the Genius Star VII. The Genius Star VII suffered a gash above the waterline on the portside hull. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Genius Star VII was leaving Houston with a cargo of grain before the collision. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
- Coast Guard Investigating Collision on Houston Ship Channel (gcaptain.com)
- No injuries in ship, barge collision in Houston (khou.com)