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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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

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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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
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Fog Halts Ship Traffic

Ship traffic was starting to resume on Friday along the Houston Ship Channel as dense fog that halted movements on Thursday began to lift, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

December 5, 2014
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Celebrates 100 Years

The Houston Ship Channel celebrated 100 years of service this week with a rededication ceremony of the opening of Houston's deep-water port.

November 11, 2014
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Maritime News

Port of Houston’s New State-of-The-Art Fireboat Fleet Nearly Complete

Just two more weeks until the Port of Houston sees the arrival of the third of three new high-performance emergency response vessels.

May 16, 2014
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Spill Exposes Risks in Busy Shipping Lane

By Harry R. Weber and Dan Murtaugh April 4 (Bloomberg) — By the time the ships’ pilots realized they were on a crash course, it was too late. The fog...

April 4, 2014
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bridge Audio Recording Reveals Mistakes in Houston Ship Channel Collision

A ship-to-ship audio recording released by the U.S. Coast Guard to the Houston Chronicle has provided some new insight into the moments leading up to the March 22 “Texas Y”...

April 1, 2014
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Coast Guard Reopens Houston Ship Channel in All Directions

By Dan Murtaugh and Barbara Powell March 26 (Bloomberg) — The Houston Ship Channel, home to the nation’s largest petrochemical complex and export port, reopened all lanes of traffic for...

March 26, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photos Show Extent of Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill and Cleanup – Update

On Saturday, the Liberia-flagged bulk carrier MV Summer Wind collided with a barge carrying about 924,000 gallons of a heavy bunker fuel in the Houston Ship Channel at the mouth...

March 25, 2014
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Still Closed Despite Earlier Optimism – UPDATE

Despite earlier optimism of the coordinating agencies earlier today, the Houston Ship Channel will remain closed to all vessel traffic, according to a statement late Monday.

March 24, 2014
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cleanup Crews Battle ‘Significant’ Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel – Update 2

Oil-recovery vessels worked overnight to contain and remove an unspecified quantity of marine fuel that spilled into the Houston Ship Channel near the mouth of Galveston Bay following a collision, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

March 23, 2014
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fuel Oil Barge Partially Sinks After Collision in Houston Ship Channel, Spilling Oil

The U.S. Coast Guard and state and local partners are responding to a collision and what appears to be a fairly significant oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday near Texas City.

March 22, 2014
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Coast Guard Investigating Collision on Houston Ship Channel

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between a cargo ship and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel, Friday, causing damage to both vessels.

March 16, 2014
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Monday, February 24, 2014
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Maritime News

Pilots Do Texas Chicken as Houston Ship Channel Chokes on Oil Traffic

It takes an expert pilot to pull off the Texas Chicken.

February 24, 2014
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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NTSB Report of Elka Apollon Collision Shown to be Misleading

Video interactive reconstruction assists vindicating pilots in October 2011 collision on Houston Ship Channel. A recent administrative hearing held at the Port of Houston by the Pilot Board Investigation and...

October 8, 2013
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Fireboat for Port of Houston

The Port of Houston Authority has officially welcomed the first of a series of new high-performance emergency response vessels for enhanced security and fire fighting capabilities along the 25-mile-long port complex.

September 5, 2013
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