Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City to host annual Run to Remember

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City to host annual Run to Remember
HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City is hosting the annual Run to Remember, a 5k run open to the public that honors Coast Guard members who made the ultimate sacrifice, on Saturday morning at Nessler Park in Texas City, Texas. The event is especially meaningful this year as it marks the 25th anniversary of the loss of two of MSU Texas City shipmates. In 1994, Senior Chief Petty Officer...

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston
USCG File Photo HOUSTON — Coast Guard response and incident management teams are coordinating with G & H Towing and T & T Marine Salvage to prevent a disabled tug and barge from running aground on Galveston Island Saturday. At 2:19 p.m., an agent for the integrated tug, OSG Independence, and its barge, OSG 243, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that the...

3 fishermen rescued from sinking boat off Galveston South Jetty

3 fishermen rescued from sinking boat off Galveston South Jetty
A shrimp boat is grounded on South Galveston Jetty after three fisherman aboard were rescued by the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston) HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three fisherman after their boat began sinking early Sunday morning near the jetty off Galveston. Crewmembers of the shrimp boat Jana Lynn called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard oversees response to listing tug near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard oversees response to listing tug near San Leon, Texas
A tugboat lists slightly in the water near San Leon, Texas, Dec. 5, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams) HOUSTON — Federal, state, local and contract emergency responders have contained a small spill and are working to stop the leak from a listing tug near San Leon Saturday. Responder’s preliminary estimations are that about 200 gallons of red diesel...

Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
Federal, state and local agencies and response personnel dig a trench and place sorbent boom to collect oil seeping from the ground on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas Saturday, June 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) TEXAS CITY, Texas — The Coast Guard, state and local officials are responding to an area of oil seepage Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass. While...

Tanker free after grounding off Galveston, Texas

Tanker free after grounding off Galveston, Texas
The SN Federica, a 750-foot tanker vessel, sits dead in the water after running aground 35 miles off Galveston March 31, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams)HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has been monitoring response efforts for an oil tanker that ran aground Tuesday, 35 miles east of Galveston. The tanker was freed from grounding as it refloated at 10:32 p.m. At...

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach. The captain of the vessel Lady Glenda contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders just after noon Tuesday and reported the vessel Rich listing with marine growth and drifting...

Houston Museum to unveil special exhibit dedicated to Coast Guard’s Pea Island Lifesaving Station

Houston Museum to unveil special exhibit dedicated to Coast Guard’s Pea Island Lifesaving Station
HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City in collaboration with the National Naval Officer Association Greater Houston Chapter have coordinated a special exhibit dedicated to the Pea Island Lifesaving Station, to be displayed at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the exhibit unveiling scheduled for Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the first all-African American crew to serve within...

Coast Guard investigates cause of collision in Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard investigates cause of collision in Houston Ship Channel
TEXAS CITY, Texas — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel, Friday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City received a report at approximately 8:30 p.m., on Friday concerning a collision, which occurred between a loaded barge and a 394-foot...