The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
A tanker that suffered loss of steering Monday night in the Sabine River did not suffer damage, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Two tugs were on hand to help the Eagle Kinabalu, a double-hulled tanker registered in Singapore, which had suffered a steering causality at about 7 p.m. April 2, according to a filing with the National Response Center.
USCG Marine Inspector Jason Radcliff said the incident occurred where the Sabine and Neches rivers intersect. There was no damage to the vessel, no injuries reported and no pollution, Radcliff said.
The vessel was empty at the time of the incident.
The Coast Guard is investigating to determine if the tanker ran aground.
U.S. companies must notify the response center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund, according to Bloomberg.com