A towering mess on Ship Channel Accident will idle 75% of Port of Houston’s terminals for at least 3 days
Three days of backups could result in further delays, even as traffic begins moving through the port again, Pace said.
“It’s going to take probably three days to get everything back to normal after that,” he said.
Crew members from the towing vessel, the T/V Safety Quest, were removed from the boat and tested for drugs and alcohol.
It was unclear how the accident occurred, but the tower’s location has long been known to ship pilots who work in the port, Pace said.
It was one of six towers in the channel, but was the closest to the preferred waterway for traffic.
“The one problem is the tower’s really close to the navigable channel,” Pace said. “That’s probably one of the reasons it had happened.”
WHOLE ARTICLE POSTED. Bummer.