Coast Guard MSU Galveston to hold name changing ceremony

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Texas City, TX – Marine Safety Unit Galveston will officially transition to become Marine Safety Unit Texas City in a ceremony scheduled to be held Monday afternoon. During the ceremony, Adm. Mary Landry, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, the Honorable Matthew Doyle, mayor of Texas City, and...

Coast Guard working to free grounded tanker in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston and the Texas General Land Office are preparing to oversee the lightering and salvage of the chemical tanker Isabel Knutsen, a 523-foot ship that ran aground in the southeastern corner of the intersection of the intracoastal waterway and the Houston Ship Channel Tuesday.

Coast Guard, Texas GLO & City of Galveston Respond to Tar Ball Sightings on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula

Galveston – The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and the City of Galveston are responding to tar ball sightings along East Beach on Galveston Island and along Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. All beaches are open to the public, as the small tar balls pose little safety hazard to beach goers. Tar balls from natural oil seeps are not uncommon on Texas beaches.

Unified Command continues to respond to oil spill off Galveston coast

HOUSTON — The Unified Command continues to respond to an oil spill about 40 miles Southeast of Galveston, Texas, Friday.

Unified Command assesses progress of dispersants in response to oil spill off Galveston coast

HOUSTON — The Unified Command, responding to an oil spill approximately 40 miles southeast of Galveston, assessed the progress of dispersants, Thursday.

MSU Galveston oversees salvage operation of the UTV Jerry Picton

HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston is currently overseeing the salvage operation of the 40-foot, 25 gross ton Uninspected Towing Vessel Jerry Picton, Thursday, in the vicinity of Pier 21 in the Port of Galveston.

Coast Guard, Ensco Offshore Co. work to recover sunken rig

GALVESTON, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston personnel continue to work closely with representatives from Ensco Offshore Company to recover the submerged Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit MODU ENSCO-74.

Lightering operations of 900-foot tank ship successfully completed

GALVESTON, Texas – Lightering operations that were monitored by Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston personnel were successfully completed on the 900-foot tank ship SKS Satilla this afternoon, 65 miles south of Galveston.

MSU Galveston monitoring 900-foot tank ship taking on water

GALVESTON, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston is monitoring a 900-foot tank ship, which is taking on water 65 miles south of Galveston Island.