Houston Ship Channel Reopens After 7-hour Closure
The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Tuesday morning after a seven-hour closure to raise a fishing vessel that sank in mid-January near the waterway's entrance in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston ship pilots association.
The ship channel, a 53-mile waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico, reopened at 10:15 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to the Houston Pilots, the ship pilots association.
Another two people aboard the fishing vessel were rescued following the collision, but one of those rescued later died at an area hospital, the Coast Guard said.
(Reporting by Erwin Seba Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bill Berkrot)