Coast Guard monitors pipeline rupture in Trinity Bay

HOUSTON – A 4-inch transportation pipeline ruptured in Galveston, Texas, and leaked approximately 210 gallons of crude oil into Trinity Bay on Sunday, May 13.

Masters Resources notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The rupture was due to corrosion.

The Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office personnel are monitoring the clean up efforts. Oil Mop and Garner Environmental have been contracted to lead the recovery process.

As part of the efforts, Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew to conduct an overflight assessment of the spill.

There has been no reports of any new oil leaking from the pipeline or impacted wildlife and shorelines.

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