Archive of: Spills

Title Issue
Freighter that spilled fuel in Vancouver was on maiden voyage (UPDATE)

Freighter that spilled fuel in Vancouver was on maiden voyage (UPDATE)

A Transport Canada official cites a malfunction on the Japanese-built Marathassa

Web Bulletin 2015
Bulker breaks from moorings, hits two other vessels near New Orleans (UPDATE)

Bulker breaks from moorings, hits two other vessels near New Orleans (UPDATE)

The 751-foot Privocean drifted down the Mississippi River and struck a towboat and a tanker

Web Bulletin 2015

Houston Ship Channel reopens after collision

Responders remove MTBE from Carla Maersk's breached tanks and move the ship to safe harbor

Web Bulletin 2015
Tanker spills MTBE after collision in Houston Ship Channel (UPDATE)

Tanker spills MTBE after collision in Houston Ship Channel (UPDATE)

The Coast Guard oversees salvage plans to move Carla Maersk to a safe berthing area

Web Bulletin 2015

Asphalt spills from ship into Mystic River during offloading

Liquid asphalt spilled from a broken hose while a bulk carrier was unloading the product along the Mystic River

Web Bulletin 2014

Barge and tow collision, oil spill force closure of Lower Mississippi

June/July 2014
Towboat hits rock, sinks, spills fuel in river

Towboat hits rock, sinks, spills fuel in river

A towboat sank in the Mississippi River after striking a rock, prompting a weeks-long salvage and spill response that was hampered by icy conditions.

April 2014
Oil spill leads to fire, environmental cleanup aboard ship at Valdez

Oil spill leads to fire, environmental cleanup aboard ship at Valdez

A small fire broke out aboard a general cargo ship after mineral oil spilled out of containers, triggering a two-week environmental response at a Valdez, Alaska, dock.

September 2013
Tow strikes Miss. bridge, spills oil; river closure delays 1,000 barges

Tow strikes Miss. bridge, spills oil; river closure delays 1,000 barges

Two barges carrying crude oil on the Mississippi River struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, Miss., breaching a tank on one of the vessels and causing an oil spill that prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to close a 16-mile stretch of the waterway.

May 2013
Tank barge’s hull breached, causing oil spill in N.Y. waterway

Tank barge’s hull breached, causing oil spill in N.Y. waterway

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating how the hull of a fuel barge was breached, spilling about 20,000 gallons of oil into the Kill Van Kull off Staten Island, N.Y.

May 2013
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