Two towboats hit dredge boat near Galveston

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard temporarily restricted traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Bolivar Cut, after two towboats allided with a 230-foot dredge boat on Thursday.

No injuries were reported. There are no reports of pollution in the water.

The restriction limits transiting vessels to one-way traffic.

The dredge boat reportedly received damage to its swing wire, and is being assisted out of the Houston Ship Channel.

The waterway was expected to reopen around 7 p.m. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

By Professional Mariner Staff