TORM MARY (Denmark, 30058gt) while at Texas, Neches River, with gasoline,
was rammed by a barge and ripping 5-foot long gash.
More than 30,000 gallons of fuel was spilled. -Aug. 2, 2004
Danish-flagged M/T Torm Mary, with Eurograde gasoline,
at Sun Anchorage on SE Texas, Neches River --
rammed by refueling barge owned by Buffalo Marine Services --
ripping 5-foot long gash --
spilled more than 30,000 gallons of fuel oil
early on Aug. 2. (Mon. Aug. 2 2004)
Struck by Buffalo 405 02 Aug 2004
while taking on fuel in the Neches River, off Port Arthur.
Hull breached. River closed. Oil clean-up in progress.
River re-opened 11 Aug.
Temp repairs to be carried out. Sd for Gulf of Mexico 08 Aug.
Arrived Amsterdam 06 Sep.
Surprisingly little info on this spill so far.
USCG says the spill occured
when a barge struck and pierced the fuel tank
of the tanker Torm Mary in the Neches River.
The Torm Mary was at the Sun anchorage for routine refueling operations.
Was Buffalo the ship's bunker barge?