Some vessels moving on Texas waterways as fog clears

16 December 2011 17:37  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Traffic began moving again on the Houston Ship Channel as fog cleared, but vessels remained stalled at ports and waterways further east on the Texas coast, the Coast Guard said on Friday.

A backlog of 78 ships still remained to be moved on the Houston channel, including 65 inbound vessels and 13 outbound, said petty officer Richard Brahm.

On Thursday, nearly 100 vessels were stalled at ship channels along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf coast from thick fog blanketing the region.

Houston ship pilots began boarding vessels around 7:00 hours Houston time (13:00 GMT), Brahm said.

Pilots continued to suspend boardings at Texas ports in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Sabine Pass, and at Lake Charles, Louisiana, Brahm said.

By: Lane Kelley
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