INDUSTRY BRIEFS

TWO PRODUCTS BARGES and a freighter loaded with phosphate collided Aug. 10 in Florida's Tampa Bay, causing a fire on one barge carrying 250,000 bbl of jet fuel and a spill from a pierced hull on the second barge, which was carrying 2,800 bbl of fuel oil. The Balsa 37 freighter took on water but remained afloat. Containment booms were placed around the leaking barge and environmentally sensitive areas, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The main channel to the bay was closed. The collision occurred

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