Stolt Tankers has taken Intercontinental Terminals Co to court over the 2019 fire that shut down the Houston Ship Channel.

The Dutch owner is seeking $6.15m in the US federal court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging Intercontinental Terminals’ negligence led to a blaze in Deer Park, Texas that led to a string of lost voyages and delays.

As a result of the alleged negligence, six Stolt tankers lost cargo opportunities or suffered delays and another two had their voyages cancelled among other economic losses on voyages underway in the Gulf of Mexico.