Fire Abroad Chemical Tanker Stops Traffic at Houston Channel Briefly


Tuesday / December 6, 2016

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Vessel traffic resumed in the Houston Ship Channel after it was shortly stopped due to a fire aboard the 19,508 dwt chemical tanker Jo Kiri yesterday, Reuters cited the United States Coast Guard.

Houston Ship Channel was closed for an hour after the 2003-built vessel, owned by Jo Tankers AS, reported smoke in its engine room.

After the fire-damaged tanker, which was blocking the traffic in the waterway, was moved to a berth, the traffic resumed at around 4 pm local time.

Reuters said that no injuries were reported in the incident.

According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 145-meter-long tanker was moored in Houston on December 6.

At the time of the incident the vessel was on its way to Houston’s Vopak terminal, VesselsValue data shows.

Source: World Maritime News

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