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...

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...

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding
GALVESTON, Texas — Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Coast...

Coast Guard, T&T Marine, Texas General Land Office respond to tar ball found on Texas coast

Coast Guard, T&T Marine, Texas General Land Office respond to tar ball found on Texas coast
TEXAS CITY, Texas — Coast Guard members partnered with T&T Marine and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up a naturally occurring tar ball that was discovered on Surfside Beach near Freeport Monday. A beachgoer contacted the National Response Center to report that a large tar ball had washed ashore. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City responded with personnel from their...

Coast Guard responds to collision in the Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to collision in the Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a tug pushing barges and a tanker in the Houston Ship Channel Sunday. There has been no report of pollution or injury from either vessel. The unloaded 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, is reporting damage to the port bow and the five barges being pushed by the tug, M.L. Crochet, sustained some damage. All vessels are currently secured...