Houston Ship Channel traffic could reopen Wednesday as barges' removal begins
By Editor - Wed May 15, 9:09 am
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, officials said. The removal of the Kirby Corp-operated barges could be completed by mid-day Wednesday and two-way traffic could then restart, according to Bayport Channel Collision Response, a group overseeing cleanup and salvage operations. Greg Beuerman, a spokesman for Bayport, said he expected two-way traffic could resume soon after the barges are removed.
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