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13 May, 2019

Sunken Barge & Chemical Spill – Houston Ship Channel

As of now, Houston Pilots continue to move INBOUND traffic only. 

Deep draft vessels are allowed to transit the affected area, although only with extra tow assistance so as to minimize wake produced.

As of now, there is no confirmed timeline for when two-way traffic will resume.

May 11th, 2019
1530     All vessel movements suspended due to collision between vessel Genesis River and a tug pushing two barges. One of the barges was damaged, while another was capsized. A spill of gasoline product of unknown volume has been reported.

May 12th, 2019
0430     Houston Pilots Resume Outbound Movements Only

May 13th, 2019
0530     Houston Pilots Suspend Outbound Movements / Houston Pilots Resume Inbound Movements

Houston Queue

Inbound: 53
Outbound: 10
Shifts: 1

Please contact the local Inchcape office for more information regarding movements and closures.

E-Mail: ISS.Houston@iss-shipping.com
Phone: +1 281 860 1500