Texas Dredge Accident: Coast Guard Responds to Fuel Discharge

Dredger Susan Crosby

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Texas, yesterday morning. 

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredger Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north of City Dock 45.

The source of the spill has been contained, said the Coast Guard.

Sector Houston-Galveston Incident Management Division has deployed absorbent boom using their oil spill response boats to help with clean up efforts.

According to the official announcement, “traffic management measures have been put in place for vessels transiting the Houston Ship Channel inbound of City Dock 20 and 45. Vessels must receive prior approval from the Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston before transiting the area.”

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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