03 February 2010 23:21 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Port Freeport on the Texas Gulf coast has been closed to night vessel traffic due to rough sea conditions, shipping sources said on Wednesday.
Port officials did not return calls, but the Freeport-based Brazos Pilots Association issued a statement saying the port would be closed for all night traffic.
The statement said the pilots would review conditions again at 19:00 hours local time (1:00 GMT) to determine if the weather was favourable to begin vessel movements.
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"It's pretty rough right now and supposed to get worse," the dispatcher said.
State law calls for large vessels coming into
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