Barge Collision off Galveston
Two barges collided in the Intracoastal Waterway off Galveston, Texas. Two tugboats were pushing barges off the Bolivar Peninsula when one of the tugboats suffered a power blackout. The barge being pushed by the disabled tug struck a second barge. A barge was loaded with 3500 tonnes of naphtha caught fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze four hours later. No injuries reported. The Coast Guard has dispatched a team to the scene to check for any pollution released or environmental impact. An investigation into the incident has been launched.