KITION (Bahamas, 53829gt) with 466,000 barrels of carbon black crude oil collided
with the Interstate-10 Bridge at mile marker 229 ]
near the Port Allen Route along the Lower Mississippi River.
Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, La.,
are investigating the cause of an allision
between the I-10 bridge and an oil tanker in Baton Rouge today.
The Coast Guard received the report at about 8:45 a.m.
that the 798-foot tanker Kition had allided with the bridge
at mile marker 229 along the Lower Mississippi River
near the Port Allen Route.
The Kition is a Bahama-flagged tanker,
owned by Kition Shipping Co. Ltd. in Switzerland.
The tanker was carrying 466,000 barrels
of carbon black crude oil at the time,
an there are no reports of injuries or pollution.
The tanker has been moved and is restricted to Mill Anchorage
at mile marker 228 along the Lower Mississippi River.
The waterway remains open,
and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation
by personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge.