Texas Barge Collision Halts Oil Traffic

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

According to a report from Reuters, two barge tows collided in the Intracoastal Waterway between Port Arthur and Galveston, Texas, halting oil industry and other traffic for more than 12 hours, All traffic was halted between mile markers 310 and 315 east of High Island after the accident just before midnight on August 11 at mile marker 312. One-way traffic resumed early August 11 afternoon, and the waterway fully reopened at mid-afternoon, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

(Source: Reuters)

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