HOUSTON (AP) - A federal court filing alleges a ship was speeding before a March 22 collision with a barge that led to a Texas oil spill.
The U.S. Coast Guard says cleanup is wrapping up from the Houston Ship Channel accident that dumped nearly 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge.
The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that the owner of the barge alleges the Liberian bulk carrier was speeding in Galveston Bay despite fog. Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine also maintains the ship did not take evasive action and proved itself "dangerous" and "unseaworthy."
Kirby seeks more than $10 million from Sea Galaxy Marine, the owner of the bulk carrier.
Kirby responded to a "limitation of liability" filed by Sea Galaxy, which says the ship owner bears no responsibility for the accident.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.