In a recent announcement at the Meat Importers Council of America Meeting in New Orleans, Bror Bjurstrom of C&S Shipping Australia PTY said Corpus Christi would be made part of the C&S regular sailing schedule in 2003. C& S Shipping Australia PTY will offer service from Australia- Corpus Christi, Texas- Wilmington, Del. C&S Shipping has had several trial import shipments of Australian beef destined for U.S. and Mexico markets thru the Port of Corpus Christi Cold Storage. The Port handled another C&S Australian shipment aboard the M/V Luzon Strait on Wednesday, October 30. Palletized beef was discharged from the brand new Luzon Strait, which has a unique starboard side loading/unloading system. The vessel was on its maiden voyage, thereby making Corpus Christi its first U.S. port of call.
The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a man from an oil rig supply vessel 27 miles offshore of Corpus Christi, April 9 afternoon. A watch stander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at 3:05 p.m. from the Sandra Sino, requesting assistance for a man who was working alongside of the oil rig after he became entangled in the bight of one of the mooring lines and had lost his leg. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi launched an HH-65C helicopter rescue crew and Coast Guard
Three men were rescued by a Corpus Christi based Coast Guard helicopter crew this morning after being washed ashore on Matagorda Island during the severe storms that struck the area last night. The men contacted authorities reporting they were stranded by the severe weather and were washed ashore on an island near Port O'Connor, TX. A Rescue Swimmer was lowered to asses the men's condition and prepare them to be lifted into the helicopter
The Coast Guard is responding to oil spills at the Valero docks and the Citgo facility located in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor early this morning. Approximately 168,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel just west of the Harbor Bridge. Captain of the Port, Capt. John Korn, U.S. Coast Guard, closed the channel and no vessel traffic is being allowed in the harbor. Responders from Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi are on scene overseeing the containment and
The USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) project team at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) completed the Guam-homeported submarine’s Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) maintenance project on Dec. 15, six days ahead of schedule. In a congratulatory note to the PHNSY team, the Commander of Submarine Force Pacific, Rear Adm. Joseph A. Walsh, said, “Your steadfast commitment to excellence and first-time quality enabled more than 30
The Port of Corpus Christi received notification of a $2.27 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Congress provided funding for the grant program to the newly created Transportation Security Administration (TSA), now responsible for security. Port Commission Chairman Ruben Bonilla said, “The Port of Corpus Christi applauds Congress’ recognition of seaport security issues. Seaports are a vital asset to the U.S. economy
HDR, an architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired Shiner Moseley and Associates, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Going forward, Shiner Moseley will conduct business as HDR/Shiner Moseley and Associates. Shiner Moseley specializes in port/marine and coastal planning, engineering and permitting, in addition to civil, structural and environmental services.
RIB for Milford Fire DepartmentRibcraft, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) announced a series of recent deliveries. Milford Fire Department in Connecticut, Minetto Fire Rescue in New York, Carver Fire Department in Massachusetts, and Corpus Christi Fire Department in Texas all recently took delivery of new professional grade rescue crafts from Ribcraft. With a broad range of operating conditions within their jurisdictions
'Fairmount Summit' & 'Fairmount Alpine' tow laden barge from Corpus Christi US to Mediterranean offshore field. Both tugs towed the barge on which the 18,500 ton jacket was loaded from the US to the field South-East of Cyprus. In Corpus Christi the jacket was loaded on Heerema Marine Contractor's 260 meters long barge H-851, the world’s largest launch and cargo barge. From this port the convoy set sail for the 9,000 miles voyage, which took only 54 days at an average speed of 6
US Department of Energy grants Pangea LNG Project permission to export LNG from its South Texas LNG Project, Corpus Christi Bay. The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Pangea long-term, multi-contract authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to free trade agreement (FTA) nations. Pangea LNG will be authorized to export up to 8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG produced from domestic gas fields for a 25-year term commencing on the date of its first export
Two tankers inbound towards the Port of Galveston collide, causing some internal damage to the 'Bow Kiso'. The collision between the 385-foot tanker Chem Sea, and the 557-foot tanker Bow Kiso occured some 70 miles south of Galveston. According to the Coast Guard
Two inbound chemical tankers collided, Wednesday, approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, causing some internal damage to one of the tankers. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston were notified of the collision by a National Response Center report at approximately 4:30 a
The Coast Guard and local agencies are working to refloat an oil rig platform supply vessel after it ran aground on San Jose Island, Texas. No injuries, damage or pollution were reported, but the captain estimated that the vessel had 8,000 gallons of fuel and 110 gallons of lube oil on board.
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to oversee operations to refloat the PSV 'Int'l Carrier'. The four person crew of the grounded motor vessel Int’l Carrier made an attempt to refloat the ship Tuesday evening after main propulsion was regained, but they were not successful
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving ocean and coastal navigation products, information, data and services.
Federal Advisory Committee provides advice on NOAA’s navigation services NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving ocean and coastal
Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter is the daughter of an Air Force veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Raised throughout the United States, she graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Carpenter was commissioned in 1978 through Aviation
The first two of a new class of vessels designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) and built for the Port Aransas Ferry Service went into operation on July 1. EBDG was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Corpus Christi District
Imtech Marine will reshape its Radio Holland organization in the US. Key initiatives include the expansion of the service network to an increased number of ports; the broadening of the product portfolio; the consolidation of service dispatch and back office functions into one central location; and
Signet Maritime Corporation announced that its newest tug, a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 3200 Class ocean towing and escort tug, M/V SIGNET WEATHERLY, will be delivered on March 10, 2012, from Signet Shipbuilding & Repair in Pascagoula, Mississippi
By Kenneth Hess, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas - The Navy released today a memorandum of agreement (MOA), signed by officials from the Department of Defense (DoD)
Shrimp boat 'El Abuelo' reported missing in Gulf of Mexico, with two crewmembers The Coast Guard is searching for two men who were reported missing, between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing are Manuel Gallardo Castillo and Faulsto Gomez Jr.
Shrimp boat 'El Abuelo' located by USCG flight, 'float plan' aided rescue A Coast Guard flight crew located the two men earlier reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing were Manuel Gallardo Castillo and Faulsto Gomez Jr.
Coast Guard responds to offshore drilling unit, tanker collision in Gulf of Mexico The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a mobile offshore drilling unit and a tanker vessel , near Port Aransas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report that the Rowan
Schmidt Ocean Institute's 'R/V Falkor' to advance studies of artificial reefs, red tides & uncharted regions of the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus