Tag Archives: Houston ship channel

PORT O’CONNOR: Oil spill meeting disappoints commercial fishermen and women, oyster harvesters and shrimpers

“All they care about is the wildlife, the birds. They don’t care about the fishermen,” Sandy Taylor, a commercial oysterwoman, said. The meeting Thursday night at the school came after more than 60 Calhoun County fishermen and women met with an attorney because their questions about the effects of the oil spill on seafood were unanswered. Read more here victoriaadvocate 12:21

Commercial fishermen file first suit over Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay

A group of Galveston area commercial and sports fishermen have filed the first lawsuit over Saturday’s oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. Sean O’Rourke of Simon-O-Rourke Law Firm PC in Houston is representing the plaintiffs. Read more here setexasrecord.com  11:56

Coast Guards aims to reopen Houston ship channel

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation’s busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled as much as 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.  Read more here myfoxorlando  15:16