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Houston Ship Channel Barge Collision Sparks Fire On Vessel

Two barges collided in the Houston Ship Channel early Monday morning, sparking a fire on one of the vessels that lasted for four hours, releasing a volatile chemical, and leading to a closure of the Intracoastal Waterway that extended late into the day. About 1:20 a.m., the tugboat Captain Shorty C, a Kirby Inland Marine

Ships Collide in Houston Ship Channel, Shelter-in-Place Order Issued

Two ships collided in foggy conditions in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday, causing a spill of gasoline additive MTBE and shelter-in-place order for 300 nearby residents. At about 12:30 p.m. near Morgan’s Point, bulk carrier the Conti Peridot and chemical tanker the Carla Maersk collided. Three of the Carla Maersk’s port tanks were ruptured.

2 Ships Collide in Houston Ship Channel

Two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel near San Leon on Thursday afternoon at about 1:55 p.m., causing the area where the incident occurred to shut down for about an hour. The ships involved were an 892-foot container ship Montealegre and a 445-foot oil tanker Chembulk Houston . No spills were reported and the

Crewmember’s Body Found After Tugboat Sinks in Port of Houston, Texas

The body of one crewmember of the tugboat J.R. Nichols was recovered yesterday, the day after the vessel sank near the Sims Bayou turning basin with five men on board.  The name of the crewmember has not been released.  The search included the Coast Guard and the Houston Police Dive Team. The 56-foot tugboat owned by

Fuel Barge, Cargo Ship Collide in Houston Ship Channel

A cargo ship filled with grain and barge loaded with fuel oil were involved in a collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Friday, just north of where the channel intersects with the Texas City Ship Channel, the Galveston Ship Channel and the Intracoastal Waterway. The barge, carrying 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil, sustained

Feds Confirm Pilot Error Caused Houston Ship Channel Accident

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that pilot error caused a collision involving a chemical tanker and a container ship in the Houston Ship Channel last year. The accident occurred in the Houston Ship Channel in October 2011. The Greek-flagged tanker Elka Apollon was sailing outbound in the Houston Ship Channel,

Vessels Collide, Shut Down Part Of Houston Ship Channel

Two vessels collided  near the Texas City Dike on Tuesday morning, shutting down a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. Both boats were deep-draft motor vessels, said a U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson. No injuries, damage or pollution were reported as a result of the accident, which happened just after 8 a.m. The vessels were anchored where

Worker Dies After Accident At Houston Ship Channel Terminal

A man caught beneath a crane while working at the Houston Ship Channel  on Tuesday night died after being rushed to the hospital. The man was working at the Barbours Cut Terminal when he was caught beneath a crane that started to move, said Joe Trevino, vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The man’s legs were

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