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Federal Hearing To Resume On Texas Oil Spill

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.

06/03/2014

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Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil Spill

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.

06/02/2014

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Hearing Set For Houston Ship Channel Spill

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.

05/29/2014

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A maze of rules and regulations and fragmented oversight make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety records of cruise ships.

02/16/2013