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
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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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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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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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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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