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...

Fire on liquid gas carrier closes Upper Houston Ship Channel near I-610 bridge

Fire on liquid gas carrier closes Upper Houston Ship Channel near I-610 bridge
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a fire aboard a liquid gas carrier that occurred around 9:45 a.m. Monday, which caused the closure of about 2 miles of the upper ship channel from Houston Ship Channel light 164 to light 151 (near Greensport Dock West). The fire is out, all personnel are accounted for and on scene air monitoring has not detected any further threat...

Texas City “Y” incident response update

Texas City “Y” incident response update
TEXAS CITY, Texas — As of this evening, the Port of Houston remains closed. The Unified Command continues to assess the situation with oil in the channel to determine when vessel traffic can resume. There are 46 outbound vessels and 47 inbound vessels in the queue for transit in the Port of Houston.  The Port of Texas City has 5 inbound and 3 outbound vessels in the queue awaiting transit.  Once...