reported following a collision between U.S.-flagged RoRo vessel Endurance and
Savage Pathfinder, a towing vessel, at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, on
Guard (USCG) said that 13,272 gallons of marine diesel fuel was discharged.
the leak has been secured. There were no reported injuries as a result of
is part of American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier’s (ARC) fleet.
3:56 p.m. local time, while moored alongside pier number 4 at Port Arthur,
Texas, ARC’s M/V Endurance was struck by a fuel barge preparing to refuel the
vessel. An unknown quantity of fuel was spilled by the barge into the water,” ARC Spokesperson told World Maritime News in
proper notifications to the relevant authorities and will have further
updates as the situation evolves.”
no injury to the crew or structural damage to Endurance.
Unit Port Arthur and Texas General Land Office (TGLO) personnel were dispatched
to the scene to investigate and respond to the spill. Containment boom was
placed around the vessel. Crews continue recovery efforts Thursday,” the coast guard said.
information broadcast has been sent cautioning mariners transiting around
Texaco Point and Port Arthur.
working with TGLO, the responsible party and all maritime stakeholders to
minimize impact as quickly as possible,” said Capt. Jackie Twomey, federal on scene
coordinator and commanding officer of MSU Port Arthur.
is said to be under investigation.