Home > Petrochemical Disaster Still Hampering Efforts To Clear Houston Shipping Bottleneck

News
Petrochemical Disaster Still Hampering Efforts To Clear Houston Shipping Bottleneck

Description

The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The area remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers attempted to clear a petrochemical spill from the Intercontinental Terminals storage facility. Thirty-one vessels waited to enter the busiest U.S. oil port on Monday, while another 31 waited to leave, up from 26, respectively, on Sunday morning. Fuels spilled after a 10-foot wide section of a containment barrier breached on Friday at Mitsui & Co Inc’s ITC facility outside of Houston. The breach sending fuel, water and fire suppressant foam to a waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality continued to assess the contamination levels in the channel.

Added on the 25/03/2019 10:17:19 - Copyright : Wochit

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Houston Shipping Traffic Snarls As Petrochemical Plant Fire Reignites

    A petrochemical fire outside Houston that had burned for days before being extinguished re-ignited Friday afternoon at a fuel storage facility. According to Reuters, the fire adds to the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation’s busiest oil port. Smoke filled the sky over Mitsui & Company's Intercontinental Terminals facility in Deer Park, Texas, after fuels at the site ignited about 3:40 p.m.

    23/03/2019 - Wochit
  • Houston Area Petrochemical Disaster Stretches Into Sixth Day

    According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, fallout from a petrochemical fire outside of Houston continued for the sixth day as emergency workers struggled to remove volatile fuels from exposed tanks and ship traffic was disrupted at the nation's busiest oil port. The fire reportedly damaged or destroyed 11 giant tanks that each held up to 3 million gallons of fuels used to make gasoline and plastics.

    23/03/2019 - Wochit
  • South Korea: emergency services clear landslide in Busan

    South Korean rescue personnel search for missing people at the scene of a landslide after Typhoon Mitag passed through Busan. One local resident says he cannot explain his feelings in words after surviving the landslide.

    03/10/2019 - AFP EN
  • Rescue efforts underway after massive landslide in Bolivia

    Bolivian rescue teams and residents of a hillside neighbourhood in La Paz attempt to recover what is left of their homes and belongings after a landslide struck, triggered by heavy rain and runoffs.

    02/05/2019 - AFP EN
  • Ships Running Inbound, Outbound Through Houston Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

    Ships were moving inbound and outbound on Monday through an area of the Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said, further loosening restrictions on the waterway. The channel had been contaminated by a March chemical spill. A total of 49 ships were waiting to transit the 53-mile waterway between the busiest U.S. petrochemical port and the Gulf of Mexico. A third of the backlog built up within days following a March 22 spill of chemicals when a dam failed at Mitsui & Co Intercontinental Terminals Deer Park, Texas, facility. The massive March 17-20 blaze consumed 11 giant storage tanks.

    08/04/2019 - Wochit