Contacted by bulk Bright State while moored at St
Mile 125, River Mississippi, 20 Feb 2004
Holed above waterline, spillage of oil
River closed as a result during clean-up operations
On the evening of 19 Feb 04, the 734 ft M/V Bright State
allided with the 792 ft Marshall Island M/T Genmar Alexandra
while transiting upbound near MM125 of the Lower Mississippi River.
The Genmar Alexandra was moored up starboard side to Dock No 4
at the Valero refinery in Norco LA, discharging crude oil
whenit was struck on its aft port side of the hull
along the port quarter by the starboard bow of the Bright State
casuing a 22000 gallon discharge of oil.
Other sources make it clear the Alexandra was discharging crude
and this was fuel spill.
Obviously, a bunker tank was holed.