A K Line VLGC that collided with a tug in the Houston Ship Canal two years ago was “100% at fault” for the collision, a US judge has ruled.

In May 2019, the 82,400-cbm Genesis River (built 2018) attempted to pass the tug Voyager, which was pushing two barges loaded with reformate, a gasoline-blending stock.

The collision caused one barge to capsize and the other to hemorrhage 400,000 gallons of reformate into Galveston Bay.