USS Texas (File)
LA PORTE (June 22, 2012)--A temporary patch is in place and the leak that shut down the 100-year-old Battleship Texas has stopped.
Ship manager Andy Smith said the public will have access to the ship again starting Saturday.
He said workers are determining whether to upgrade the temporary rubber patch, but said the "emergency is controlled."
The ship, which saw action in both World War I and II, was turned into a museum in 1948 and is the last remaining dreadnought from that era.
It sprang a leak two weeks ago, when employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the ship's caretaker, found it listing and discovered flooded areas.
Before pumping out the water, workers removed oil left from when the ship was still used in battle.