Recording reveals ship captains spoke prior to collision but still unable to avoid crash

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 7:55 PM

TEXAS CITY, Texas — The captains of the two vessels that collided in the Houston Ship Channel were aware they were perilously close to one another but still failed to avert a spill that dumped 168,000 gallons of oil into the water, according to a U.S. Coast Guard audio recording.

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