March 12th, 2013
10:48 PM ET

Fire after tugboat hits gas pipeline in Gulf

A tugboat pushing a barge loaded with crude oil struck a natural gas line Tuesday evening off the Louisiana coast, causing an explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.

Deano Bonano, an aide to the council chairman in nearby Jefferson Parish, said two crew members from the tugboat were hospitalized.

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  1. Name s kel

    Im gonna ask just two things. Did the word hamsta and swamp water come up at all when investingating this incident?

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