Coast Guard wraps up hearing for Texas City Y collision

Coast Guard wraps up hearing for Texas City Y collision
HOUSTON — Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigators closed a formal hearing in Galveston Thursday, that was held to gather facts that led to the March 22 collision and subsequent 168,000 gallon oil spill near the Texas City Dike. The purpose of the Coast Guard marine casualty investigation and formal board hearing is to examine the causes of a marine casualty, make recommendations...

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...

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 continues

Texas City "Y" response continues
GALVESTON, Texas — The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats Tuesday, that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. Clean-up crews worked diligently from the onset of the response until 10 a.m. Tuesday, to ensure that boats contaminated by the oil were cleaned, allowing them to continue to operate without further...