Coast Guard responds to vessel collision in Houston Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at 8:13 a.m., that the M/V Naticina and the barge MMI 3024, which was being pushed the by towing vessel Alliance, collided near Pelican Cut in the ship channel. The barge was carrying a cargo of 20,000 barrels of xylene....