HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision at the Houston Ship Channel, which spilled products used to make gasoline.

Two barges collided with a tanker at the ship channel Friday, May 10.

Coast Guard’s Houston-Galveston sector received a report that the 755-foot tanker Genesis River and the tug Voyager collided. The tug was moving two barges loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate.

That’s the product spilling into the ship channel.

A helicopter aircrew and a boat crew were both deployed to assess the situation.

There is also a port fire boat responding. 

One barge has capsized and one has a hole in it. 

An estimated 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock were loaded on each barge, according to the Coast Guard.

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