Marine Safety Unit Texas City and school recognized for 4 years of Partnership in Education

Marine Safety Unit Texas City and school recognized for 4 years of Partnership in Education
TEXAS CITY, Texas — The Coast Guard honored a local Marine Safety Unit and Kohfeldt Elementary School Wednesday with the 2013 Sustained Excellence in Coast Guard Partnership in Education Award at the school in Texas City. For four years volunteers from Marine Safety Unit Texas City have mentored, tutored, and guided more than 100 students; teaching them the Coast Guard core values while assisting...

Coast Guard responds to vessel grounding near Galveston North jetty

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded vessel on the Galveston jetties, Saturday. Watchstanders from Marine Safety Unit Texas City received a report at 10:56 p.m. reporting that the M/V Ashton T, a 94-foot offshore supply vesel, ran aground on the Galveston North jetty. The Ashton T was carrying approximately 1,650 gallons of diesel fuel when it ran aground. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision in Houston Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at 8:13 a.m., that the M/V Naticina and the barge MMI 3024, which was being pushed the by towing vessel Alliance, collided near Pelican Cut in the ship channel. The barge was carrying a cargo of 20,000 barrels of xylene....

Coast Guard MSU Galveston to hold name changing ceremony

Texas City, TX – Marine Safety Unit Galveston will officially transition to become Marine Safety Unit Texas City in a ceremony scheduled to be held Monday afternoon. During the ceremony, Adm. Mary Landry, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, the Honorable Matthew Doyle, mayor of Texas City, and Cmdr. James Elliott, commanding officer at Marine Safety Unit Galveston, will offer remarks. “With...