An oil spill has been reported following an accident between U.S.-flagged RoRo vessel Endurance and Savage Pathfinder, a towing vessel, at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday evening, August 29.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) said that 13,272 gallons of marine diesel fuel was discharged.
As informed, the source of the leak has been secured. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident, the details of which were not disclosed.
“Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and Texas General Land Office (TGLO) personnel were dispatched to the scene to investigate and respond to the spill. Containment boom was placed around the vessel. Crews continue recovery efforts Thursday,” the coast guard said.
An urgent marine information broadcast has been sent cautioning mariners transiting around Texaco Point and Port Arthur.
“We are working with TGLO, the responsible party and all maritime stakeholders to minimize impact as quickly as possible,” said Capt. Jackie Twomey, federal on scene coordinator and commanding officer of MSU Port Arthur.
The cause of the incident is said to be under investigation.
Endurance, built in 1996, is part of American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier’s (ARC) fleet.