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April 18, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applications for the Ad Hoc Red Snapper For-Hire IFQ Advisory Panel. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. More w/Video
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three crew members aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
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April 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Port or Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing environmental fine parity for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill based on the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta on May 17-18. More
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April 13, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host its 5th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on Saturday November 1 and Sunday, November 2. More
April 09, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Mexican Navy held a seminar on Tuesday to update a plan for coordinated response to oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico that would impact both countries. More
April 07, 2014 -- While weather conditions slowed Sunday’s early work along South Matagorda Island, response crews reported additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. More
April 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series will feature a lecture on Eight Significant Events in Maritime History by guest lecturer F. Carrington Weems, II, on Tuesday, April 8. More
April 06, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold traveled to Port O'Connor on Saturday to be briefed by response officials on the March 22 Texas City Y bunker oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- Shoreline clean-up efforts are continuing today along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 03, 2014 -- More than 465 response contractors continued work on Thursday along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. More
April 03, 2014 -- Crews responding to the March 22 oil spill in southeast Texas have continued to make progress in clean-up efforts along the shores of south Matagorda and Mustang Islands and at the Padre Island National Seashore on Wednesday. More
April 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has released the bridge audio recording of conversations between the pilot on the Summer Wind and the captain of the Kirby Inland towboat Miss Susan prior to the collision near the Texas City Dike on Saturday, March 22. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision on Tuesday completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial report; and also voted unanimously to accept the 2013 Audited Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to review and approve the port’s investment policy. More
March 30, 2014 -- Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi. More w/photos
March 29, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continued to implement their aggressive plans to protect environmentally sensitive areas of Matagorda Bay, Friday, against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in the ship-barge collision near Texas City, and to anticipate potential impacts further south on the Texas coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston has opened Galveston Bay to all traffic after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has issued an update regarding details for the safety zones and expectations for recreational vessels and commercial fishermen in and around the Houston/Galveston areas. Update 9
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard is increasing efforts to clean oil in the ports of Texas City and Galveston today, due to forecast weather conditions that may hinder or cease operations. Update 8
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