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...

Houston Ship Channel closed briefly due to boat fire at LyondellBasell facility

Houston Ship Channel closed briefly due to boat fire at LyondellBasell facility
Houston Marine Fire Department boat on scene of a tug boat fire around 2 a.m., Feb. 26, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Joseph Mccune) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the Houston Ship Channel with a safety zone near Interstate 610 from 12:15 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, as their crews and local fire departments responded to a tugboat engulfed in flames, moored at...