Unified Command completes response to oil discharged offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Unified Command completes response to oil discharged offshore of Port Aransas, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives have completed the response to the oil discharged from a barge three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. Beach assessment and cleanup teams have finished removing the oil that impacted the shorelines of Mustang Island, North Padre Island and Corpus Christ Bay Islands. “The...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
A house boat that was displaced and damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the Key Allegro community at Rockport, Texas U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon. Members of the Texas General Land Office and Coast Guard oversaw the removal of a 57,000 pound house boat measuring 60 feet in length that was displaced and damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the Key Allegro community at Rockport,...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Edward Primeau and Chief Petty Officer Rich Forte, both of the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team discuss the removal operations for a partially submerged vessel at Rockport Marina, Aransas, Texas, Sept. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard worked with the Texas General Land Office and contractors to remove displaced or partially submerged vessels after Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer...

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Port of Brownsville returned to normal operations Thursday, after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that sought safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly. The Coast Guard started receiving requests at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Mexican shrimp fleets homeported in Tampico and Campeche, Mexico, for their vessels to seek safe harbor from 13-foot seas and high winds....

Coast Guard, T&T Marine, Texas General Land Office respond to tar ball found on Texas coast

Coast Guard, T&T Marine, Texas General Land Office respond to tar ball found on Texas coast
TEXAS CITY, Texas — Coast Guard members partnered with T&T Marine and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up a naturally occurring tar ball that was discovered on Surfside Beach near Freeport Monday. A beachgoer contacted the National Response Center to report that a large tar ball had washed ashore. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City responded with personnel from their...

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard members are working with Miller Environmental Services and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up naturally occurring tar balls discovered on 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Tuesday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Station Port Arkansas Sunday to...