Houston Ship Channel
A tugboat captain’s decision to try to beat a cargo ship into the Houston Ship Channel is the probable cause of a collision that spilled 168,000 gallons of oil, according to the NTSB.
Federal investigators are trying to find out what happened when a tugboat steering two barges collided with a cargo freighter in the Houston Ship Channel in March.
The U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB are opening hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.
The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled 4½ days of hearings in Galveston early next week on a collision between a tugboat and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.
The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims that the ship was being operated in a reckless manner.
The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of investigations.
Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare-tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches as crews scour the sand for tar balls that have washed ashore.
It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.
The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation’s busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.
No timetable has been set to reopen a major shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the waterway, but more help was being called in to contain the spill.