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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Houston Ship Channel Reopens

June 2, 2000

The U.S. Coast Guard was expected to reopen the Houston Ship Channel June 1 after salvagers succeeded in raising a sunken tug boat. A mile-long stretch of the channel, which links Houston to the Gulf of Mexico, was closed May 29 after the Vecturian, owned by Capital Towing, sank in 35 feet of water.

The channel is lined with oil refineries and petrochemical plants, but refinery operators said the restriction of shipping had not impacted their operations.



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