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
File photo of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives responding to an oil discharge from the Bouchard Barge No. 255 tank barge that caught fire and was extinguished off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence...

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...