- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PORT ISABEL, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says a barge has struck a South Texas dock and dumped about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water.

Cmdr. Keith Pierre (pee-AIR’) says nobody was hurt and the barge was no longer leaking Wednesday at a site on the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the Capt. Jim Green on Tuesday night to hit the dock at the Subsea 7 facility - the intended destination. The Coast Guard had no further details on the load of low sulfur diesel fuel.

Pierre had no reports of wildlife being impacted.

A Coast Guard statement says Miller Environmental was on the scene Wednesday for air monitoring and recovery operations. Coast Guard aircraft were being used to survey the scene.

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