The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          



 

Galveston - Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident Update
The Bolivar ferry remains closed
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Armed Man in Custody After Hostage Situation at Florida Bank
ߦ   Bloody Month in Chicago Brings Death Toll Past 700 Mark
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Car burglars hit Cinco Ranch area
ߦ   Dodgeball Game Police Dept vs. Fire Dept
ߦ   Executives, Surgeons, Physicians, and Others Affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC) in Dallas Indicted in Massive Conspiracy
ߦ   Family Loses Daughter to Drunk Driver, Shares Story to Spare Others from Heartbreak During Holidays
ߦ   FBI Houston and The Harris Foundation to Host CSI Day at Local School
ߦ   Former Executive with Non-Profit that Provides Head Start Services in Dallas Admits to Embezzlement Scheme
ߦ   Have You Seen This Child?
ߦ   Information Needed Regarding Homicide Investigation – 13402 Noel Road
ߦ   LPPD and local volunteers ask for help in providing toys for all
ߦ   Lubbock Defendants Affiliated with Crips Criminal Street Gang Plead Guilty to Roles in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy
ߦ   Parents Disarm 15-Year-Old Who Fired Gun at Utah Junior High School: Police
ߦ   Princess Cruise Lines to Pay Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty for Deliberate Vessel Pollution
ߦ   Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Waco
ߦ   Suspect Charged, More Victims Sought in Serial Sex Assault Investigation
ߦ   Gunman in Tacoma officer's death killed by authorities
ߦ   Arrest Made in Good Samaritan Assault Case
ߦ   Bicyclist Killed In La Marque Crash Identified
ߦ   Call for Submissions: 2016 TCPAAA Winter Newsletter
ߦ   Crime Stopper Alert - Fire Station Burglary - UPDATE
ߦ   District attorney exonerates officer, denounces rumors in killing of Keith Scott
ߦ   Five Affiliated with Physician Home Visit and Health Care Companies in Dallas Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy
ߦ   Four MS-13 Members Sentenced to Life And a Fifth to 169 Months in Prison for Racketeering-Related Charges

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elizabeth Rogers
Public Information Officer - City of Galveston


 Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident Update

Response Efforts Continue to Minimize Impact of Spill
 

(Galveston, TX) March 24, 2014 – The primary concern still remains the safety of responders and the protection of the environment. To ensure the safety of response workers in the area, and to prevent the spread of oil into other areas of the channel and Galveston Bay, safety zones have been established, which restricts vessel traffic in impacted waters.

The Bolivar ferry remains closed with the exception of EMS transit. The public can contact the Ferry Office for status updates at (409) 795-2230. The ferry is key and officials are working diligently to get it reopened as soon as possible.  

A claims number has been established for persons or businesses that may have questions in regard to impact by the incident. The number is (855) 276-1275.

If you encounter wildlife that has been in contact with oil, please contact the Joint Incident Command Center at (713) 435-1505. They will dispatch assistance and have wildlife rehabilitation volunteers available to assist.

Please note that Galveston. County Office of Emergency Management has closed the ship channel and Seawolf Park to fishing.

Workers were mobilized to the East beach areas this morning to clean the oil that has impacted that area. Air monitoring continues to ensure the safety of workers and others in the area.
 
The Unified Command and Joint Information Center for the Texas City "Y" Response has been relocated to the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City.

For more information contact the response joint information center at (713) 435-1505.

To report wild life affected call the Texas Parks and Wildlife toll free number 888-384-2000.


Comments:
Whom do we contact if we see animals in distress from oil on them
888-384-2000 Texas Parks & Wildlife
Posted by PAIGE at 3/24/2014 1:40:33 PM

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  


© 1999-2016 The Police News. All rights reserved.