Barges Collide Near Houston Ship ChannelEmergency personnel have extinguished a fire aboard a barge carrying petroleum after the vessel collided with another barge near the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel.
Houston Ship Channel Spill Blamed On TugboatA 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 Hearing To Resume On Texas Oil SpillFederal 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.
Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil SpillThe 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.
Hearing Set For Houston Ship Channel SpillThe 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.
Court Filing Says Oil Spill Ship Was SpeedingThe 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.
Texas Oil Spill Investigation Far From OverThe 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.
Crews Continue Texas Oil Spill CleanupCannon 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.
Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup ContinuesIt'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.
Coast Guard Aims To Reopen Houston Ship ChannelThe 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 For Texas Oil Spill CleanupNo 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.

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