Coast Guard rescues 12-year-old boy drifting from shore off Bolivar Peninsula

Coast Guard rescues 12-year-old boy drifting from shore off Bolivar Peninsula
HOUSTON — A 12-year-old boy was hoisted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday, after drifting 300-400 yards away from shore in an inner tube near Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. The boy was reportedly swimming with his family when he was pulled out to sea. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders to request...

Coast Guard responds to barge collision near Bolivar, Texas

Coast Guard responds to barge collision near Bolivar, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a collision between two barges early Monday morning in the vicinity of Siever’s Cove on Bolivar Peninsula, in the Intracoastal Waterway. At approximately 12:50 a.m., the captain of the tug pushing the TTI-150 contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City to report the collision between the barge CBC 7026 and the barge TTI-150. A 25-foot...

Tar balls along Texas coast are from Deepwater Horizon

HOUSTON — Tar balls collected from the Crystal Beach area of the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday came from the Deepwater Horizon spill, tests have confirmed, but it is unclear how the material got to Texas.

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.