Incident Photo Of The Week – Corpus Christi Tugboat

John Konrad
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September 30, 2008

Tugboat Fire

Today’s Incident Photo Of The Week is the tugboat “The Carrie”. News 6 in Corpus Christi tells us:

A tugboat caught fire at about 7 a.m. Tuesday after pushing a barge from Ingleside to Rincon Channel to offload some diesel fuel and brine water.

Port of Corpus Christi Assistant Chief Tom Mylett said that when it came into the channel, the captain of “The Carrie” discovered a flash fire in the engine room.

The barge’s contents were the biggest concern.

“It was 500 gallons of diesel fuel, from what we understand, that was on the barge, that was set for delivery inside Rincon. Then, there were several other drums you have on your footage of brine water; nonflammable material,” Mylett said.

There was also an additional 500 gallons of fuel on the tugboat.

Luckily no one was injured. Click HERE for the full story and HERE for the video. (via Maritime Monday 129)

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