Boxship Monte Alegre and tanker Chembulk Houston collided in Houston Channel
Container ship Monte Alegre and product tanker Chembulk Houston collided at around 1355 LT Mar 5 south of Eagle Point near San Leon, Houston. The Houston Ship Channel was closed between buoys 26 and 42, reopened shortly before 1500 LT. No spill reported, it is understood, that both vessels suffered slight damages. According to AIS, both vessels were proceeding to port at the time of collision. Both vessels proceeded to port after collision, both were docked. At 0500 UTC Mar 6 both vessels were in the same position.