Fog strands ships in the Gulf

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GALVESTON, TX – Ever feel like you’re stuck in a fog?

Welcome to life in the Gulf.  It turns out it’s hard to maneuver in the sea, when you can’t see! So a whole bunch of ships are temporarily stranded all across the South.

“Currently we’ve got–between the ports of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas, Houston, Galveston and Freeport, Texas–about 130 vessels offshore waiting to come in, and a number of vessels at port waiting to leave,” says Coast Guard Captain Brian Penoyer.

The Coast Guard says the foggy conditions are normal for this time of year. But safe to say, it makes profits for cruise lines and fishing companies – sink.