Tugboat blames oil ship for ship channel spill

Tugboat blames oil ship for ship channel spill

Court documents reveal the blame game over last month's oil spill in the ship channel. Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled when a tugboat collided with an oil barge on March 22.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 4:44 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Court documents reveal the blame game over last month's oil spill in the ship channel.

Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled when a tugboat collided with an oil barge on March 22.

The owner of the tugboat claims the barge was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

The coast guard says it’s still investigating.

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