Supply Boat Runs Aground on Galveston Jetties, Minor Injuries Reported

Posted in Gulf Coast,Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News on March 19, 2012

A crewmember of an offshore supply vessel suffered minor injuries Friday night after the vessel ran aground on the Galveston jetties in an incident that was eerily similar to a grounding we reported about just a few weeks ago

According to a report from KTRK in Galveston, Texas, the 94-foot M/V Ashton T ran aground just before 11 pm Friday on the Galveston North jetty.

The Ashton T was carrying about 1,650 gallons of diesel fuel when it ran aground, officials said, but luckily no pollution was reported.

Salvage crews from T and T Marine worked Saturday to remove the vessel from the jetties.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.