The derrick barge Thor was moored at the Port of Fourchon when weather conditions caused by Hurricane Zeta caused the vessel to break free. Following this, the uncontrolled vessel struck numerous other vessels and objects in the canal before it was brought under control.
The barge is owned and operated by Houston-based Shore Offshore Services.
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