On October 20, 2017, at 0430 local time, the crews of the articulated tug and barge (ATB) Buster Bouchard/B. No. 255 were preparing to get under way from anchorage to proceed into the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, when an explosion and subsequent fire occurred on the bow of the barge. Two barge crewmembers who were on the bow were killed in the explosion. The fire was extinguished about 1100 on the same day. Approximately 2,000 barrels (84,000 gallons) of crude oil were released from the barge into the water or were consumed in the fire. The barge sustained over $5 million in damage and was scrapped after the accident. There was no damage to the tugboat.