Coast Guard to host pollution responder training in Corpus Christi
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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
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Coast Guard to host pollution responder training in Corpus Christi, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi is scheduled to host a Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup/Pollution Responder College June 25-29, 2018.

Who: Coast Guard active duty and reserve, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas General Land Office, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, port partners, local oil spill response organizations, and the Texas A&M Oil Spill School.

Where: Corpus Christi Area Oil Spill Control Association?
1231 Navigation Blvd?
Corpus Christi TX 78407

When: 9 -11 a.m. Thursday June 28, 2018

The course will include training on oil properties, boom types and strategies, anchor assembly exercise, knot tying practical and a tour of the Texas A&M Oil Spill School and warehouse.

Field exercises will consist of various on water exercises at the Corpus Christi Area Oil Spill Control Association, including skimming operations, shoreline protection booming, U-booming, exclusion booming, containment booming and berm/barrier and shoreline strategy training on the beach across from Texas A&M.

Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP by 4 p.m. Wednesday and arrive by 8:30 a.m Thursday. Media interested in attending any of the classroom portions of the training (Monday – Wednesday) should contact Ensign Hamilton Thomas at 361-438-0176.


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