Collision Off Galveston Leaves Ships Bruised But Not Battered

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May 31, 2013

Damage to the Tank Vessel Profit after a collision with the Motor Vessel Imperial Spirit 30 miles off of the coast of Galveston May 30, 2013. The collision caused damage to both vessels, but no injury or pollution occurred during the incident. U.S Coast Guard Photo.

A collision Thursday between a tanker and bulk carrier off the coast of Galveston caused damage to both ships, but no injuries or pollution have been reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard says that its crews in Texas City received a report at about 5:50 a.m. Thursday of a collision between the 900-foot tanker Profit, carrying approximately 19 million gallons of crude oil, and the 625-foot M/V Imperial Spirit, which was loaded with grain, approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston.

A Coast Guard overflight showed no signs of pollution and no injuries were reported from either vessel, although both vessels did report damage.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.


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