Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Deer Park, Texas

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Deer Park, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill near Deer Park, Texas, Saturday. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a diesel spill at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Deer Park facility. At 1:45, Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston closed the Houston Ship Channel from Tucker’s Bayou to Lt. 133. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

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 reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration

Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard reopened the Houston Ship Channel Friday after a protest demonstration near Baytown, Texas. “Our partnerships with federal, state and local agencies as well as stakeholders allows us to quickly respond to any maritime safety concerns and mitigate impact to the waterway,” said Capt. Richard Howes, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston deputy commander. “The work...

Coast Guard closes portion of Houston Ship Channel due to protestors

Coast Guard closes portion of Houston Ship Channel due to protestors
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Houston Ship Channel due to protestors near Baytown, Texas, Thursday. At 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that approximately 11 individuals were suspended from the Fred Hartman Bridge. A Coast Guard Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to the scene. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to fuel discharge near Buffalo Bayou, Texas

Coast Guard responds to fuel discharge near Buffalo Bayou, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Wednesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredge Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north of City Dock 45. The source...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from Galveston Jetty

Coast Guard rescues 2 from Galveston Jetty
A sailboat crew lost steering and broke an anchor line trying to avoid the South Galveston Jetty Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Crowson. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew plucked 2 men from the south Galveston Jetty Saturday morning, after their sailboat lost steering and ran into the rocks. At 9:06 a.m., the crew of the 27-foot sailboat called Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning boat in Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning boat in Houston Ship Channel
A 44-foot sport fishing boat burns in the Houston Ship Channel near Light 63, which is about 6 miles east of Kemah, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Joshua Scritchfield. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Station Galveston boat crew rescued two people after investigating smoke in the Houston Ship Channel off Kemah Saturday afternoon. At about 12:45 p.m., the boat crew located the...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopens Houston Ship Channel after bunker fuel spill, fire

Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopens Houston Ship Channel after bunker fuel spill, fire
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Houston Ship Channel to all vessel traffic at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday. The Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed at 12:08 a.m., immediately following a bunker fuel spill and fire from the Aframax River, an 810-foot tanker. Around midnight, a pilot aboard the 810-foot tanker, Aframax River, notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard briefly closes Houston Ship Channel, continues to restrict barge traffic

Coast Guard briefly closes Houston Ship Channel, continues to restrict barge traffic
HOUSTON — Flood levels and record setting water current coming from the San Jacinto River caused a closure of the Houston Ship Channel after 12 barges broke free Sunday. The Houston Ship Channel was closed to all traffic from light 111 to light 128 from 8:49 a.m. to 1:06 p.m. and was then open to ships, but restricted for barge traffic. At 3:45 p.m., the earlier restriction was lifted and barges...