On September 6, 2016, about 0005 local time, the tanker Aframax River allided with two
mooring dolphins in the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) near Deer Park, Texas. The allision
punctured the ship’s hull plating, and about 88,000 gallons of low-sulfur marine gas oil spilled
into the water. The oil ignited and burned for about 45 minutes. The two onboard pilots sustained
minor burns, and the property damage exceeded $1.5 million dollars.
Two Houston pilots were awarded the IMO bravery at sea award.
For the NTSB report click here.