Neches River restricted due to sunken boat

Neches River restricted due to sunken boat
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Vessel traffic on the Neches River is restricted as a result of a shrimp boat that sank Monday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., the Captain Kevin sank in the Neches River, causing oil sheen and one minor injury. The vessel is currently located approximately 1500 feet from the end of the channel and 100 feet from the west side of the jetty. The Coast Guard has established a safety...

Sunken towboat lifted from Neches River

Sunken towboat lifted from Neches River
Response crews work from a spud barge to conduct salvage and recover operations for the towing vessel Louise on the Neches River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Ledee) PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A towboat that sank in the Neches River Aug. 21, and caused a temporary closure of the waterway, was successfully lifted out of the water Wednesday Evening. T&T Marine, a contractor hired by the towboat...

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place

Coast Guard reopens Neches River, restrictions in place
Response crews work from a spud barge to conduct salvage and recover operations for the towing vessel Louise on the Neches River near Port Arthur, Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Ledee) PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The Coast Guard has reopened the Neches River with restrictions to all vessel traffic, Saturday. Vessel traffic is restricted from meeting or overtaking one another 1,000...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on Neches River after towboat capsizes

Coast Guard establishes safety zone on Neches River after towboat capsizes
The towing vessel Louise capsized in the Neches River Aug. 21, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Port Arthur crew) PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The Coast Guard has established a safety zone on the Neches River after a towing vessel capsized near Port Arthur, Friday. The safety zone is in place between mile markers 276 to 289. The Coast Guard received notice, at approximately 6:45 p.m.,...