Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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Does Galveston Need A $14 Billion Storm Barrier?

By Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) Chemical companies are pressing federal officials to spend billions of dollars on a coastal flood control system near Houston to protect petrochemical plants, oil refineries and...

March 6, 2018
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dense Fog Halts Shipping Across Houston Area

HOUSTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Dense fog halted vessel traffic along the Houston Ship Channel, idling at least 50 vessels in or near the 53-mile (85-km) waterway that leads to...

December 19, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Two Houston Ship Pilots to Receive IMO’s ‘Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ Award

The International Maritime Organization has awarded the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to two Houston ship pilots for their role in preventing a major disaster when the...

August 1, 2017
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Monday, December 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Temporarily Closed After Tanker Fire

HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The Houston Ship Channel, which links the busiest U.S. petrochemical port to the Gulf of Mexico, reopened on Monday afternoon after a fire-damaged ship blocking...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Maritime News

Kirby to Pay $5 Million for Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill

Kirby Inland Marine has agreed to pay $4.9 Million in civil penalties to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel after one of its oil...

September 27, 2016
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Reopens to Vessel Traffic Following Tanker Fire

Update: The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Houston Ship Channel to all vessel traffic at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday. The Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed at 12:08...

September 6, 2016
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Maritime News

Tanker Fire, Bunker Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel

A tanker fire caused by a bunker fuel leak closed a 1 mile section of the Houston Ship Channel overnight as crews worked to contain the spill and extinguish the fire. ...

September 6, 2016
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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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Monday, December 14, 2015
Maritime News

LPG Tanker Catches Fire in Houston Ship Channel

A fire broke out onboard a LPG tanker moored in the Houston Ship Channel near Galena Park on Monday morning. The Coast Guard says the fire was reported at about 9:45...

December 14, 2015
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Maritime News

Largest STS Crane in North America Commissioned in Houston

  The Port of Houston Authority has commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax STS cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal. The four electric, semi-automated ship-to-shore cranes stand...

November 10, 2015
Total Views: 172

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Diesel Spill Closes Section of Houston Ship Channel

A small but busy section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of a diesel spill in Greens Bayou. Update: The section of channel was...

July 28, 2015
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Barge Collision, Fire Closes Section of Gulf Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway Near Houston – UPDATE

  Update: The U.S. Coast Guard says that the closed section of the Intracoastal Waterway from mile marker 348 to the Houston Ship Channel has been opened to one-way traffic...

July 20, 2015
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Maritime News

Maersk Line Will Continue Houston Port Calls After APM Terminals Exit

  The world’s biggest shipping company, Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, has agreed to continue to call at the Port of Houston after APM Terminals,...

June 24, 2015
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

  [contextly_sidebar id=”Jr4hoLuDio0M4HU4Bb5arELj8pMW7XCi”] A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014 collision between a towing vessel with two barges and a bulk carrier on the Houston Ship...

June 11, 2015
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Barge Allision: Naphtha Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel

A section of the Houston Ship Channel was briefly shut Wednesday after the release of an estimated 23,000 gallons of naphtha (PTN) from a tank barge that had been involved in an allision.

June 11, 2015
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Friday, May 8, 2015
Maritime News

Offloading Giant Cranes from a Ship – Here’s How It’s Done [VIDEO]

The arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax container cranes at the Port of Houston had a lot of people wondering exactly how they are going to offload the cranes from the deck...

May 8, 2015
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – Giant Cranes Arrive in Houston Ship Channel

Four new Super Post-Panamax wharf cranes for the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal traveled up the Houston Ship Channel on Tuesday on the last leg of a...

May 6, 2015
Total Views: 71

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NTSB Opens Accident Docket on 2014 Houston Ship Channel Collision and Oil Spill

The U.S. National Transporation Safety Board has opened its accident docket in its ongoing investigation into a 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel involving a cargo ship and a tank barge being maneuvered by a Kirby tugboat.

April 8, 2015
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Friday, April 3, 2015

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
Total Views: 31

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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