Response continues to vessel collision near Bayport and Houston Ship Channels intersection

HOUSTON — Marine salvage contractors have have suspended operations for the removal of damaged containers aboard the motor vessel Elka Apollon, a 799-foot chemical tanker, Thursday. Removal of damaged containers aboard the motor vessel Nederland, a 782-foot container ship, were completed Wednesday and salvage experts had planned on removing the remaining containers aboard the Elka Apollon Thursday,...

Coast Guard responds after container ship and chemical tanker collide

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a container ship and chemical tanker at the Bayport Ship Channel and Houston Ship Channel intersection near light 75, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at approximately 9:47 a.m., that the motor vessel Nederland, a 782-foot container ship, collided with the motor vessel Elka Apollon, a...