Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives respond to an oil discharge in this file photo from October 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing July 16 at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge. An explosion, fire, and...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge fire near Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge fire near Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a barge fire on the Mobile River near Mobile, Alabama, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Mobile County Fire Department of a barge on fire at mile marker three on the Mobile River at approximately 10 a.m. The barge is carrying scrap metal and is aground on the riverbank. No crewmembers were reported to be aboard...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing crewmembers offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing crewmembers offshore of Port Aransas, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended its search for two crewmembers offshore of Port Aransas, Texas Saturday evening. The two men went missing after the forward section of a barge they were on exploded and caught fire Friday morning, three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas. The Coast Guard completed a comprehensive search for the two unaccounted crewmembers on Friday and Saturday....

Response to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas continues

Response to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas continues
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to a barge that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas on Oct. 21, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond Saturday to a barge...

Coast Guard responds to barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard responds to barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard responds to barge on fire approximately three miles from Port Aransas, Texas, jetties Oct. 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. At 4:35 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday from the captain...

Coast Guard continues monitoring container barge fire

Coast Guard continues monitoring container barge fire
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is monitoring the fire aboard a 730-foot container barge about 40-miles southeast of Freeport, Bahamas Friday. A commercial fire fighting tug boat arrived on scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. to begin extinguishing the fire and another tug is en route to further assist. There continues to be no threat to the general population or the seven crew members aboard the 127-foot...

Coast Guard responding to barge on fire off Bahamas

Coast Guard responding to barge on fire off Bahamas
MIAMI – Search and rescue coordinators at the District Seven Command Center in Miami are coordinating fire-fighting efforts of an unmanned 730-foot barge with containers on fire about 86-miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas. The Command Center received a call from the 127-foot tug Patriarch, about 12:30 p.m., stating a fire started from the cargo boxes of the barge. There is no threat to the...