Response Continues to Houston Ship Channel Collision, Reformate Spill

Federal, state and local agencies worked tirelessly over the weekend to to cleanup 9,000 barrels of the gasoline blending stock Reformate that was spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between a tanker and tug pushing two barges near Bayport, Texas. Members of the Unified Command established to respond to the collision continue to deploy material and … [Read more...]

Houston Ship Channel Reopened to Vessel Traffic After Collision

HOUSTON, May 12 (Reuters) - The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision between a tanker and two barges containing gasoline. About 9,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday between Genesis River, … [Read more...]

Major Gas Product Spill on Houston Ship Channel After Tanker and Barges Collide

A unified command has been set up to respond to a major gasoline product spill in the Houston Ship after a tanker and tug pushing two barges collided near Bayport, Texas, Friday afternoon. The unified command consists of the Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and the barge owner, Kirby Inland Marine. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report … [Read more...]