Thursday, June 9, 2016
Accidents

Lack of Communication ID’d as Probable Cause of 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision

A pilot’s inability to respond appropriately to hydrodynamic forces and a lack of communication was found to be the probable cause between a bulk carrier and a Maersk chemical tanker...

June 9, 2016
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
News

Ship Photo of the Day – Holed Carla Maersk in Dry Dock

The MT Carla Maersk sits in a Bahamas dry dock on May 5, 2015 for repairs following a collision with the Conti Peridot bulk carrier in the Houston Ship Channel on...

May 7, 2015
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Friday, April 3, 2015
Interesting

Listen: Houston Ship Channel Collision Full Radio Transmission

Here’s a copy of the radio transmission from the collision involving the outbound chemical tanker MT Carla Maersk and the inbound MV Conti Peridot on March 9th in the Houston...

April 3, 2015
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Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Collision: NTSB’s Preliminary Marine Accident Report

The NTSB on Friday released its Preliminary Marine Accident Report on the March 9th collision between the chemical tanker MT Carla Maersk and MV Conti Peridot in the Houston Ship...

April 3, 2015
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
News

Houston Ship Channel Fully Reopened

The Houston Ship Channel was fully reopened Thursday morning after initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker were completed and the ship was successfully moved the vessel from the...

March 12, 2015
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Maritime News

Exxon Baytown Refinery Impacted as Houston Ship Channel Shutdown Stretches Into Day 3

Exxon Mobil Corp. cut processing rates at its Baytown, Texas, refinery due to vessel traffic delays along the Houston Ship Channel as a stretch of the largest U.S. export gateway was shut for a third day following a crash.

March 11, 2015
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Partially Closed While Salvors Retrieve Missing Anchor

Marine traffic in the Houston Ship Channel will remain partially halted until salvage ships retrieve an anchor that broke off a bulk carrier that collided with a tanker on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday.

March 10, 2015
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Maritime News

NEW Aerial Photos Show MTBE Spill In Houston Ship Channel

With the fog cleared, some new ariel photos released Tuesday afternoon show the MT Carla Maersk and MV Conti Peridot still at anchor in the Houston Ship Channel near Morgan’s Point,...

March 10, 2015
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News

Houston Ship Channel Remains Closed

A portion of the Houston Ship Channel remained closed Tuesday morning as federal, state and local agencies continued to respond to a ship collision near Morgans Point, Texas. The collision...

March 10, 2015
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Monday, March 9, 2015
Interesting

Incident Photos: Damage to Carla Maersk After Collision in Houston Ship Channel

Some new photos released Monday night by the U.S. Coast Guard show damage to the chemical tanker Carla Maersk and Conti Peridot bulk carrier after colliding Monday in the Houston Ship...

March 9, 2015
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Collision

Maersk Chemical Tanker Leaks Product Into Houston Ship Channel After Collision

Vessel Traffic Services Houston-Galveston and the U.S. Coast Guard have confirmed a vessel collision on the Houston Ship Channel at 12:30PM CST on Monday involving the bulk carrier MV Conti Peridot carrying...

March 9, 2015
Total Views: 20