Thursday Apr 3
Ships Colliding in Houston Expose Risks in Busy Channel for Oil
The fog was just beginning to lift on the Houston Ship Channel midday March 22 as a bulk carrier and a fuel barge found themselves three-quarters of a mile apart.
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Crash Course: Oil spill reveals dangers of increased Houston Ship Channel congestion
About 168,000 gallons of oil were spilled into the Houston Ship Channel on March 22 after two barges collided.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Barge operator Kirby faces long legal haul over Galveston spill
Resolving legal issues arising from the Galveston Bay oil spill that shut traffic at the Houston Ship Channel for days will require years of litigation and cost tens of millions of dollars , experts say.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
The Washington Post
Kirby, Greek Ship Owner Are Sued in Houston Ship Channel Spill
Kirby Inland Marine LP and Cleopatra Shipping Agency Ltd. were sued in Houston federal court by commercial and sport fishermen claiming damages from a weekend oil spill resulting from a collision of the companies' vessels in the Houston Ship Channel.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Tank barge operator involved in prior oil spills
Saturday's major oil spill wasn't the first for the company that owned the barge, Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine.
Texas Oil Spill Could Drive Up Gasoline Prices At The Pump
The Saturday collision in heavy fog between a cargo ship and a Kirby Inland Marine barge released as much as 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay , at the mouth of the channel.
Lincoln Daily News
Vital Houston oil tanker routes shut amid spill cleanup
The closure of major Texas shipping channels that deliver crude to more than a tenth of the nation's refining capacity was set to run into a third day and could continue through the week as crews were still working on Sunday night to clean up after an oil spill.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Crews try to contain oil spill in Texas' Galveston Bay as peak bird migration season nears
A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.