Houston Ship Channel closed after tanker collides with barges; Thome ship one of four hit in UAE sabotage attacks

May 13th
May 13, 2019 — The Houston Ship Channel remained closed this morning between between Bayport and Redfish Island, halting 29 inbound and 17 outbound ships. The closure follows a collision around 3.30 p.m. yesterday between the 755-foot K-Line Energy LPG tanker Genesis River and two barges pushed by the Kirby Inland Marine tug Voyager.

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Thome ship one of four hit in UAE sabotage attacks

More details are emerging about the sabotage attacks on four ships reported yesterday by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).

Wärtsilä to power China’s first LNG fueled PSVs

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HII names LaCroix director of Advance Technologies Office

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