PHOTO : Mir / Kukovsky Artem
THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Tugboat pushing two barges collided with the oil tanker in the Houston ship channel, Texas (southern USA), reports channel “MIR 24”.
One barge capsized and another was damaged. Each of them were about 25 thousand tons of petroleum products. There was a spill of fuel. The exact amount of spilled fuel has not yet been set.
To assess the situation at the scene sent a helicopter. In Seabrook, which is located near the scene of the accident, residents complained of a strong smell of fuel.