HSC has now reopened  after closure 1910-2310hrs/16

The Houston Ship Channel is closed from the Sidney Sherman Bridge to Buffalo Bayou due to two ship break aways at the City Docks. Multiple other ships along the upper Houston Ship Channel have either broken away or are currently being supported by tugs.

A pollution incident is reported at Kavavnaugh Dock.

Carpenters Bayou is closed due to the loss of hopper barge cover with reports of covers being in the water.

VTS H-G is NOT accepting check-ins for the VTSA, to include the GIWW from MM-345 to MM-355, for any vessels other than emergency response vessels.

Randy Scott

Operations & Training Manager

Vessel Traffic Service

Sector Houston-Galveston

281.464.4827 w




24hr Vessel Traffic Service:

Watch Supervisor: 281.464.4837 // HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil


24hr Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center:

Command Center 1 (866) 539-8114 //  HoustonSCC@uscg.mil


Sector Houston-Galveston Contact Information:

Port State Inquiries: (281) 464-4732 //  HoustonPSC@uscg.mil

US Flag State Inquiries: (281) 464-4733 //  HoustonDom@uscg.mil

Towing Vessel Inquiries: (281) 464-4733 //  HoustonITV@uscg.mil

Targeting & Arrivals Inquiries: (281) 464-4746  //  HoustonTargeting@uscg.mil

Waterway Management: //  HoustonWWM@uscg.mil

Vessel Traffic Service (281) 464-4837  //  HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil


MSU Texas City Contact Information:

Port State Inquiries: (409) 978-2718 //  InspectionsMSUTexasCity@uscg.mil

US Flag State and Towning Vessel Inquiries: (409) 682-1903 //  MSUTexasCityDom@uscg.mil

Waterway Management: MSUTexasCityWaterways@uscg.mil

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