Coast Guard closes portion of Houston Ship Channel due to protestors near Baytown, Texas



HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Houston Ship Channel due to protestors near Baytown, Texas, Thursday.

At 6:30 a.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that approximately 11 individuals were suspended from the Fred Hartman Bridge. 

A Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to the scene.

The Houston Ship Channel is closed from Light 102A to Light 104.
As of 7:30 a.m., the vessel queue is one vessel inbound and two vessels outbound. 

All in all, Greenpeace says that a total of 22 activists are involved. 

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