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Tanker Collides With Drill Rig Off Corpus Christi, Texas

  • Location Unspecified
  • Date May 2 2012
  • Time 09:27
  • Category NRC Reports   
  • Incident Incident
  • Nearby Incident Nearby Incident

Incident Report Description

The FR8 Pride, a Panamax tanker that carries petroleum products, lost power this morning and drifted into a mobile offshore drilling unit - a large jackup drill rig called the Rowan EXL I.  The rig was not drilling at the time; it was damaged and has been stabilized.  The tanker sustained flooding in a bow compartment and grounded itself; it is carrying a load of fuel oil.  No oil spill has been reported.  View a video of the collision and aftermath.

[[Location: 27.81753,-96.98905]]

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