Cargo Ship Crash in Texas Ship Channel

August 25, 2022 | Michael S. Callahan
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Photo from: U.S. Coast Guard

A cargo ship and a bulk carrier were damaged after a major boat crash in a Texas ship channel. The accident occurred in the Sabine Pass, a small ship channel along the Texas-Louisiana border, at about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

The Coast Guard reported that at the time of the crash, an 18,000 dwt European cargo ship called Damgracht in from Italy was transporting cement in the ship channel between Texas and Louisiana. An engine alarm sounded on the ship, which shut down the engine and therefore caused a loss of steering, causing the cargo ship to crash into an outbound 38,700 dwt Croatian bulker, called AP Revelin, transporting wood chips from the Sabine Pass to Great Britain.

The front of the cargo ship struck the back left side of the bulker, causing significant damage to both vessels. No crewmembers aboard either vessel were injured in the crash. There was also no pollution in the waterway.

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