Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Tabbs Bay, Texas
HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill near Tabbs Bay, Texas, Wednesday.
Tuesday evening, Coast Guard Sector
Houston-Galveston Incident Management Division watchstanders were notified by Texas General
Land Office personnel of a 3-mile crude oil slick in the vicinity of
An estimated 40 barrels of crude oil were
discharged from a deteriorated valve on a platform owned by Siempre Energy.
Oil Mop LLC was contracted to respond to the spill
and is currently on scene. The source has been secured and an estimated 25
barrels of crude oil have been recovered so far.
The Coast Guard will continue to monitor recovery