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 the collision occurred. Traffic to the north and south of the incident was still moving, but vessels could not pass the accident area.
The Coast Guard said that, at the time the accident occurred, officials were in the process of closing that part of the Ship Channel because of fog, although it’s unknown whether fog was a contributing factor in the accident.
The maritime law lawyers of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers represent maritime workers injured in work related accidents.