Ships Collide in Galveston Bay

Location of the collision
Location of the collision

The U.S. Coast Guard reports there was a collision today in the Houston Ship Channel between lights 39 and 40 involving the Hamburg Süd-owned containership Monte Alegre and the chemical tanker Chembulk Houston.

AIS data from MarineTraffic show the incident occurred at approximately 1:37PM local time.  The Chembulk Houston was sailing on course 340 at 9 knots and the Monte Alegre was on course 332 at 9.3 knots just before the collision.

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Image via lotsemann/wikipedia
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Chembulk Houston in Amsterdam in 2008, image courtesy AlfvanBeem/wikipedia

There was no pollution or injuries as a result of the incident and that both vessels are heading into the port for further inspection.

The Houston Ship Channel has since reopened.