Tanker Minerva Maya collided with barges pushed by tug M.L. Crochet, Houston Ship Channel
Crude oil tanker Minerva Maya collided with tug M.L. Crochet which was
pushing 5 barges at around 0900 LT on June 2 13 in Houston Ship Channel,
reported Coast Guard Texas, USA. Tanker was in ballast and suffered a breach in
bow area portside, above the waterline. Barges were damaged, too, but all are
stable and were secured shortly after collision. No leak reported, investigation
is under way.