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SHIP NAME: New Amity KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
source LMIU
type D
volume 800B
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In collision with a barge at Barbour's Cut, La Porte, Houston Ship Channel, 22 Sep 2001 Sustained holing to fuel tank Abt 800 barrels fuel oil leaked out Clean up under way 23 Sep Sailed prev 02 Oct.


source USCG
type D
volume 50000G
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On 22SEP2001 at 1435, the T/S NEW AMITY(L9177820) and the T/B N.M.S. N.O. 1486 (D602720), being pushed by the UTV CARSON(D298127), collided in the vicinity of Lights #93/#94 while transiting inbound in the Houston Ship Channel(HSC). As a result, 50,000 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil 380 were spilled in the HSC, impacting shorelines and restricting vsl movement in the area. The T/B N.M.S. N.O. 1486 and the T/S NEW AMITY sustained minor damages. No injuries reported.


source National Response Team
type D
volume 36585G
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Date: 22 September, 2001 Location: Galveston Bay, TX Source: M/T New Amity Material: IFO 380 Severity: Medium Quantity Discharged: 36,585 Gallons Quantity in Water: 36,585 Gallons Body of Water Affected: Houston Ship Channel Federal On-Scene Coordinator: MSO Houston Description: AT 2:30pm ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2001, THE MOTOR TANKER NEW AMITY AND THE TUG CARSON WERE INVOLVED IN A COLLISION ON THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL. THE NEW AMITY'S FUEL TANK WAS BREACHED SPILLING 36,585 GALLONS OF INTERMEDIATE FUEL OIL 380. THE SPILLED OIL CAUSED THE CLOSURE OF THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, BUT HAS SINCE BEEN RE-OPENED, AND HAS HAD MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE. CLEAN-UP CONTRACTORS ARE ON SCENE, NO ESTIMATED TIME GIVEN FOR CLEAN-UP COMPLETION. AT THIS TIME AN ESTIMATED 7,350 GALLONS OF PRODUCT HAS BEEN RECOVERED BY CONTRACTORS.


source MISLE
type D
volume 50000G
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source CTX
type D
volume 36585G
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At first this sounds like tug impact, but other sources make it clear Carson was pushing a barge at the time. So how did it get the bunker tank? Maybe cargo was IFO 380, and it really was a cargo tank?