Coast Guard frees tanker stuck in Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard is working to free a tanker that ran aground in the Houston Ship Channel. (Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

July 16, 2010 8:55:17 AM PDT
A tanker that ran aground at the intersection of the Houston Ship Channel and the Intracoastal Waterway isn't stuck any more. Earlier this morning, the Coast Guard told us that they got the tanker, known as the Isabel Knutsen, free around 10pm last night. Tugboats were used to pull the tanker away.

The operation did not cause traffic problems for other ships in the channel. Coast Guard officials say the ship did not leak any cargo or oil while it was stuck.