Unified Command assesses progress of dispersants in response to oil spill off Galveston coast

HOUSTON — The Unified Command, responding to an oil spill approximately 40 miles southeast of Galveston, assessed the progress of dispersants, Thursday.

Coast Guard responds to collision, oil spill 40 miles off the coast of Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas — A unified command comprised of the Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, O’Brien’s Response Management and American Eagle Tankers has been established to respond to a collision between two vessels approximately 40 miles southeast of Galveston Tuesday.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 3:24 p.m. today for the man who went missing while swimming off the beach in Galveston March 24, 2009.

Coast Guard rescues four people in Galveston Bay

HOUSTON- The Coast Guard rescued four people including a 5-year-old boy from their disabled boat in Galveston Bay, Texas this afternoon. A watchstander from Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the Galveston County Sheriffs Office at 4:15 p.m. The Galveston County Sheriff reported a 16-foot Jon boat was disabled with four people onboard and taking on water approximately 1 mile...

Coast Guard Rescues Kayaker South of Galveston

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old kayaker in West Bay, south of Galveston, Texas, late Wednesday night. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 8:16 p.m. from the son of the kayaker, who reported his father was in need of assistance. The son reported that his father was disoriented and unable to make it back into shore. The Coast Guard launched...