Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas
Port Aransas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   The Story of Herman Youngst, Badge No. 5, Houston Police Dept
ߦ   2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting
ߦ   Body of Missing Female discovered in field, Investigation On-going
ߦ   Gang member gets 45 years for fatal head-on crash
ߦ   Jury selection process begins for ex-cop charged with murder
ߦ   Jury Sentences Man To 4 Years For Assaulting Police Officer
ߦ   Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Peach Creek
ߦ   Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from North Texas
ߦ   San Antonio police escort daughter of fallen officer to graduation
ߦ   Texas Municipal Police Association PAC Endorses Governor Greg Abbott For Re-election
ߦ   Texas police dress up as superheroes, surprise kids at children's hospital
ߦ   Trespassers cause damage at construction site
ߦ   Woman accuses fiance, a police officer, of assault
ߦ   Deputies Tase Shoplifter In Target Parking Lot
ߦ   2018 Texas CPAAA and Law Enforcement Training Convention
ߦ   CAT team on the prowl for contraband at Bexar County jail
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Cameron, Louisiana
ߦ   COLD CASE FILES: Mysterious unsolved deaths in the Houston area
ߦ   Drunk Driver Crashes Into Constables Patrol Car
ߦ   Federal appeals panel: LRADs can be considered excessive force
ߦ   Fla. man killed, officer wounded while exchanging gunfire
ߦ   Galveston County Commissioners Court Agenda - June 18
ߦ   Government regulations target kids and their lemonade stands
ߦ   Houston police officer buys groceries for man targeted by thief at Walmart
ߦ   Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 235 Months in Federal Prison For His Role in a Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
ߦ   Neighbors describe chaotic scene after more than 50 immigrants found in truck
ߦ   Not All Heroes Wear Capes
ߦ   Police union outraged over SC high school’s summer reading list
ߦ   Search underway for escaped inmate who vanished from Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands
ߦ   Texas City Police Chief Announces Retirement
ߦ   Texas Military Bases Possible Tent Cities for Immigrant Children
ߦ   Forensic team reveals new details in investigation of severed head found in trash bag at Lake Houston
ߦ   Investigation into Male Found Deceased at 1831 West 23rd Street
ߦ   Person of interest named in case of missing Bexar County 15-year-old
ߦ   “Affluenza Mom” Back In Jail

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

united states coast guard 

 News Release

 

Oct. 20 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas

UPDATE: Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Barge fire

barge

Editors' Note: Click on images to download high resolution version.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and a Bouchard Transportation representative continue to respond to a barge that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas.

The Coast Guard continues search and rescue efforts to find the two unaccounted for crewmembers.

The fire has been extinguished and is being monitored for reflash, or re-ignition, by a local surface asset fire watch which will be in effect through the night.

Air monitoring has been completed by the state and confirmed to be no threat to the public.

The unified command is working to keep any oil discharge contained and mitigate any impacts to the marine environment.  2,000-feet of oil-containment boom has arrived on scene and is currently being deployed around the barge to contain any oil that has entered the water.  An additional 6,000-feet of boom is on scene to protect environmentally sensitive areas.

The Captain of the Port has closed the entrance and jetty channels leading to the Corpus Christi ship channel from Harbor Island to offshore in order to prevent the spread of discharged oil into the port and to safely facilitate cleanup operations. The Lydia Ann channel and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway remain open. A 1,000-yard safety zone remains in effect around the barge.

"The unified command is dedicated to mitigate all threats while ensuring the safety of all response personnel," said Capt. Jason Smith, the Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi acting sector commander. "We are very appreciative to the Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilot Association, Port of Corpus Christi, and maritime community who have supported the efforts to extinguish the fire, contain the discharge and search for the missing crewmembers.".

-USCG-

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.