Two Tankers Collide Near Texas City Dike
The Houston Ship Channel was shut down early Tuesday, December 13 following a tragic accident during which two deep-draft vessels collided. Allegedly, the two ships, the 630-foot Charleston and the 623-foot Harvest Sun, bumped into each other when anchored. It is not currently clear what the cause of the accident was, although it is suspected the heavy fog that permeated through the channel may have been a contributing factor.
Following the collision, the U.S. Coast Guard closed down a section of the channel and is currently investigating the scene. Currently, no ships are permitted to pass in the area and the boarding of vessels has been temporarily suspended. Luckily, it has been reported that the accident caused nothing to be spilled into the water and there have allegedly been no injuries.
Offshore accidents like these are unfortunately not as rare as one would like – and they do not always end up being without injuries. If you have been involved in an accident such as this, or any other offshore incident, and have sustained serious injuries as a result, you should not hesitate to get the involvement of a maritime attorney that you can trust. At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize how daunting it can be to face circumstances of this nature and we are prepared to do everything that we can to helping you maximize your recovery. Contact an offshore injury lawyer from our firm today to learn more.