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Houston Ship Channel: Canal
The Houston Ship Channel, in Houston, Texas, is part of the Port of Houston, one of the US's busiest seaports. The channel is the conduit for ocean-going vessels between Houston-area terminals and the Gulf of Mexico, and it serves an increasing volume of inland barge traffic.


Houston Ship Channel reopens to two-way traffic after wreckage removed

The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Wednesday to two-way traffic after salvage crews removed two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, officials said.
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Houston Ship Channel traffic could reopen Wednesday as barges removal begins

Salvage crews began removing two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, setting the stage for two-way traffic to reopen in the Houston Ship Channel on Wednesday,..
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Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel

One barge was severely damaged and another capsized following a collision with a 755-foot (230-m) tanker in the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, that spilled about 9,000 barrels of gasoline..
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Houston Ship Channel reopens to vessel traffic following tanker collision

The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision between a tanker and two barges containing..
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Ships running inbound, outbound through Houston Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

Ships were moving inbound and outbound on Monday morning through an area of the Houston Ship Channel that had been contaminated by a March chemical spill, the U.S. Coast Guard said, further loosening..
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Coast Guard still limits traffic at Houston Ship Channel, 56 vessels wait

Restrictions at the busiest U.S. energy port on Tuesday continued to affect nearby refineries and slow efforts to end a shipping bottleneck after a massive petrochemical fire and spill near Houston..
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Petrochemical disaster hampers efforts to clear Houston ship bottleneck

The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers attempted to clear a petrochemical spill..
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Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S...
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Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massive..
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Petrochemical fire reignites at fuels storage facility outside Houston

A petrochemical fire flared anew on Friday at a massive fuel storage facility on the Houston Ship Channel, compounding efforts to halt a chemicals leak at the Mitsui & Co.'s Intercontinental Terminals..
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Massive fire at Houston petrochemical storage terminal may last two more days

A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said on Monday as the blaze spread a plume of black smoke across the city, shutting..
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Fire engulfs eight massive petrochemical storage tanks in Houston

A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park to stay..
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Tank fire sends black plume across Houston, spreads to more tanks

A storage tank fire on the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday has spread to seven petrochemical storage tanks, forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park, Texas, to stay indoors on Monday, but no..
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