03 September 2008 15:54 [Source: ICIS news]
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The Coast Guard on Tuesday lifted restrictions in place for Hurricane Gustav that closed the Houston Ship Channel, the ports of
However, the re-openings still contained vessel size restrictions for most of the waterways.
Those restrictions include opening the Houston Ship Channel and
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in
More detailed surveys by the Army Corps of Engineers will be made over the next few days to decide on further lifting of the restrictions, said Steve Nerheim, Vessel Traffic Coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston.
Steve Holcombe, spokesman for Kirby Inland Marine in Houston, one of the nation's largest barge operators, said the company was told the rest of the Intracoastal in
Holcombe said that, other than a few windows that were blown out on Kirby towboats in
"We very rarely lose any equipment due to a hurricane," Holcombe said. "We always get it moved to a safe zone."
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