Two crew members are missing after a barge carrying about 140,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery caught fire early on Friday in the Aransas Pass Anchorage in Texas.
Six other members of the crew were accounted for, according to local media.
The US Coast Guard was responding to the fire two miles off of Texas’s San Jose Island, the report said, and a safety zone was set up around the barge to keep out incoming traffic.
Aransas Pass Police Department said in a statement on social media: “There has been an ocean going barge explode just outside the jetties.
“Coast Guard and other emergency response are on scene. This incident is not in Aransas Pass waters.”