29 September 2009 16:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A crude tanker that ran aground and blocked traffic near the mouth of the Mississippi river has been refloated, allowing traffic to resume on the waterway, a US Coast Guard official said on Tuesday.
"Everything is wonderful," said Petty Officer Elizabeth Bordelon regarding the Eagle Tucson, a Singapore-flagged tanker that ran aground at 2:45 hours Houston time (0745 GMT) early Monday near Pilottown, Louisiana.
Deep-draft vessels were unable to transit the area, but it is now clear, Bordelon said.
The vessel, carrying 602,000 gal of crude oil, is now anchored in Boothville, Louisiana, about 85 miles south of New Orleans. There was no spillage from the tanker, Bordelon added.
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