Reponse efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang island and Padre Island National Seashore

Reponse efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — More than 465 response contractors continued work today along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. A 9-mile stretch of shoreline along Matagorda Island is a primary emphasis of these crews today. “Federal and state wildlife agencies continue to be focused...

Response efforts continue on Matagorda Island and Padre Island National Seashore

Response efforts continue on Matagorda Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Crews responding to the March 22 oil spill in southeast Texas made new progress along the shores of south Matagorda and Mustang Islands and at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) on Wednesday, despite high tides that limited work in some areas. From supply and personnel staging areas in Port O’Connor and at Mustang Island, approximately 300 workers continued removing...

Leaky Matagorda Island oil rig tank emptied

Leaky Matagorda Island oil rig tank emptied
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Sabco Operating Company has completed the safe removal of all liquids from a leaking holding tank, Thursday, about 5 miles off the coast of c Texas. The Coast Guard along with local, state, and federal agencies, stood up an incident management team to closely monitor the actions being taken by Sabco Operating Company and to ensure any environmental impact was minimized...