No injuries reported in tanker collision at Washington pier

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A tanker carrying propane and butane collided with a gas terminal pier in Washington state with enough force to punch a hole in the ship. The Bellingham Herald reported the accident occurred at a pier west of Ferndale Dec. 14. The U.S. Coast Guard says no one was injured and none of the cargo leaked. The 745-foot tanker named Levant was carrying 33,000 tons of the highly flammable materials. The Coast Guard says no damage estimates were given for the ship or for the pier owned by Petrogas Pacific LLC and leased by Alcoa Intalco Works.