POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:44am
Massive oil ships play ‘chicken’ in the Houston Channel
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; It takes an expert pilot to pull off the Texas Chicken. The maneuver, in which crossing ships set up for a head-on collision and use each other’s wave pressure to swerve safely past.
It's the only way to handle two-way traffic in the Houston Ship Channel, which connects downtown with the Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico.