Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas,...

Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Response continues to oil discharge offshore of Port Aransas, Texas
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas Oct. 13, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge three miles off the jetties...

Coast Guard responds with unified command to oil discharge in Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard responds with unified command to oil discharge in Port Aransas, Texas
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond to an oil discharge from a barge that caught fire and was extinguished on Friday three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives continued to respond Sunday to an oil discharge...

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

Response efforts continue on South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas —  On Thursday evening members of the Unified Command met with residents of Calhoun County to update the community on progress of the spill response and to address any issues of concern. Incident Commander Randal S. Ogryzdiak, Jimmy Martinez of the Texas General Land Office, and Jim Guidry, Vice-President of Kirby Inland Marine, Dr. Jonathan Huss of the Texas Department of...

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...

Texas City “Y” Response: Matagorda Bay

Texas City "Y" Response: Matagorda Bay
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Oil spill response plans for today center around continuing efforts to collect oiled sand and debris from impacted shoreline along South Matagorda and Mustang islands and parts of the Padre Island National Seashore. While high tides may limit areas accessible for safe activity by work crews, “Aggressive work will continue wherever and whenever possible,” according...

Texas City “Y” Response: Matagorda, Mustang and North Padre Islands

Texas City "Y" Response: Matagorda, Mustang and North Padre Islands
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Clean-up efforts continued along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors worked to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. High tides along the south Texas coast limited work to specific stretches of beaches but failed to fully hamper aggressive efforts to collect oiled man-made...

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline

Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office cleaning tar balls from south Texas shoreline
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard members are working with Miller Environmental Services and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up naturally occurring tar balls discovered on 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Tuesday. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Station Port Arkansas Sunday to...