Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel with some restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel with some restrictions
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard opened the Houston Ship Channel with restrictions Tuesday at the I-10 San Jacinto River Bridge near Channelview, Texas. The Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston established a safety zone on the San Jacinto River from the southern end of Southwest Shipyard, extending north of the I-10 bridge to Buoy 4. Transiting the safety zone is open to limited vessel traffic with the...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston updates port conditions, waterways

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston updates port conditions, waterways
Vessels transit in the lower Houston Channel, Sept. 2, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Houston Galveston has established updated port condition recovery status with additional parameters. As of Saturday, the following ports and waterways are open to day and night transit with some restrictions: The Galveston Bay...

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone
HOUSTON — As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Captain of the Port for Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston opened the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, and Freeport with the following restrictions: Vessel draft cannot exceed 33 feet for the ports of Texas City, Galveston and Freeport. Vessel draft cannot exceed 37 feet for the Port of Houston. All vessel traffic is limited to daylight hours. Current...

Coast Guard opens Houston Ship Channel

KATY, Texas – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Houston-Galveston has re-opened portions of the Houston Ship Channel to commercial traffic, with restrictions. The following openings and restrictions are in effect: The Houston Ship Channel is open at all times to ships with a draft of 16 feet or less, but will remain open for daylight transit only from the entrance of the Ship Channel to...

Coast Guard investigating Hurricane Ike related pollution incidents

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard units operating in the Houston – Galveston area of responsibility have as of 4 p.m. Tuesday processed 51 reports of pollution and repaired or replaced 40 percent of critical aids to navigation damaged or missing in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Of the 51 pollution reports, 15 incidents require active cleanup, 14 require passive action and 22 require no further action...