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Bay reopens to marine traffic - The Galveston County Daily News : Briefs

November 25, 2014

Bay reopens to marine traffic

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 12:30 am | Updated: 3:14 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

TEXAS CITY — Galveston Bay is open to all marine traffic, according to a statement from the leaders of efforts to clean up an oil spill that shutdown one of the nation’s biggest ports for several days.

The Texas City Y Response Unified Command announced Thursday night that vessels can enter and exit the bay. The only restrictions remaining require all vessels to stay a safe distance from and maintain safe speeds around oil cleanup operations. Vessels must also avoid any areas with visible or sheening oil in the water.

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