SPOTD: Japanese-Built Merchant Vessel Sunk Off Texas

Flanked by Texas Game Warden boats, the 155-foot Kinta S was sunk in 75 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The ship was scuttled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to create a new artificial reef that will provide habitat for saltwater fish as well as a destination for underwater divers.  She is the … [Read more...]

Texas Port Of Victoria Hits Record Oil Shipments in August

By Anna Louie Sussman Sept 30 (Reuters) - Crude oil shipments from the Port of Victoria in south Texas hit a record of over 60,000 barrels per day in August, the port director said on Monday, as more Eagle Ford shippers turn to coastal barges to move oil beyond Houston. Nearly 1.9 million barrels left Victoria last month, an average of 60,357 barrels per day (bpd) and a … [Read more...]

500 Knots on the Houston Ship Channel – Time Lapse Photography

The power and beauty of time lapse photography is rarely as dramatic as when it is shot from a ship. This clip of the Houston Ship Channel, 500 Knots on the Houston Ship Channel is a real pleasure to watch. Portofhouston.com tells us that, The Houston Ship Channel has been a catalyst for growth in Harris County since the first journey of a steamship up Buffalo Bayou in 1837. … [Read more...]

Corpus Christi: Coast Guard Responds to Barge Explosion

Coast Guard News Release click image to see video Coast Guard crews are responding to a barge explosion that occurred at Superior Docks in Ingleside, Texas on Thursday. Two men were treated for minor injuries and released.  Bystanders rescued one man, who was thrown into the water when the barge exploded. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received … [Read more...]

Training Ship Texas Clipper – A Sinking Embarrassment

With over nine years of planning completed Texas A&M's training ship the Texas Clipper was prepared to start her new life as an artificial reef. Texas Parks and Wildlife writes; "A small armada of boats carried curious visitors to the site as officials from the USCG and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service observed the reefing. A helicopter hovered overhead to capture an … [Read more...]