Battleship Texas Closed to Repair Leak

LAPORTE, June 13, 2017 - Battleship Texas State Historic Site closed to the public Sunday afternoon after staff discovered a major leak in the iconic ship’s hull.

The battleship will remain closed until further notice pending damage inspection and repairs.

Staff reported the ship was listing 8 degrees to starboard as a result of the ship taking on water. A dive crew was deployed and several holes were found about 15 feet below the waterline today.

Divers are currently inspecting for other leaks while efforts continue with pumping water off the ship.

For updates on when the battleship reopens, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

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