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C& S Names Corpus Christi on Regular Schedule

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.


USCG Medevacs OSV Watchstander

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


Port of Corpus Christi Receives Security Grant

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


Coast Guard Saves 2, Keeps Vessel Afloat

USCG Response Boat Medium (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Donnie Brzuska)

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen Monday, after their boat started taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a radio transmission from a distressed fisherman saying, “We have breached the hull, we are going down.” The call came from 40-foot fishing boat Miss Yalanda with two individuals aboard. Their boat was taking on water and flooding the engine room approximately 19 miles off the


Oil Spills Close Corpus Christi Harbor

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


Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Boaters

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


Corpus Christi Maintenance Project Completed Early

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


HDR Acquires Shiner Moseley and Associates

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.


Ribcraft Announces Deliveries

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 Tugs Deliver Noble Tamar Jacket

Tamar on Tow: Photo credit Fairmount

'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


GoM Drill Rig Damaged, Coast Guard Monitoring

ENSCO 8506: Photo courtesy of Keppel

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is overseeing response efforts, as the offshore drilling rig ENSCO 8506 began taking sea-water into a ballast tank after being hit by a large wave in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. The ballast tank is located in one of the rig's column ballast


Illegal Mexican Fishermen Chased, Rescued

Coast Guard Cutter Brant: USCG photo

Four Mexican nationals, who were illegally fishing in U.S. waters off South Texas were rescued, after their lancha began taking on water during a pursuit by the crew of the Cutter 'Brant', informs the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guardsmen spotted a lancha crew recovering long-line fishing gear


Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife locate, recover body in San Antonio Bay

 A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew located a body, Sunday, which fits the description of a man    missing since Friday morning, in San Antonio Bay.   At 3:50 p.m., a Coast Guard aircrew spotted a body on the west side of San Antonio Bay


Coast Guard Matagorda Bay Responds to Further Oil Pollution

Beach, Matagorda Bay: USCG Photo

The US Coast Guard informs that clean-up 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. Additional sightings also include tar balls in the area


USCG Lifts Matagorda Safety Zone, Response Ongoing

Boom is put in place to prevent oil from the Texas City collision from affecting environmentally-sensitive areas in Matagorda Bay, March 28, 2014. Approximately 150 response personnel have placed more than 16,000 feet of boom. (Unified response photo)

Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans, Friday, intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in Saturday’s


US Coast Guard Declares PO Travis Connick 'Coxwain of the Year'

Coxwain of the Year Award: Photo credit USCG

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Connick received the award in a ceremony at Sector Corpus Christi, honoring him for his interception of a Mexican boat crew involved in the fatal wounding of a colleague in the service. Background to the incident


Man Medevaced from Charter in GoM

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered to the Osprey II and a man suffering from chest pains is hoisted back up Saturday near Port Mansfield, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported that it rescued a 55-year-old man Saturday, who was suffering from chest pains while out on a charter boat approximately 22 miles northeast of Port Mansfield, Texas. According to the USCG report, at approximately 11:20 a.m


New Corpus Christi Oil Loading Dock Sees First Tankship

Tankship: Photo courtesy David Hawgood

NuStar Energy says it has completed construction of a private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has its first ship at the dock to be loaded with crude oil. Originally scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year


Double Eagle Pipeline Fully Operational

Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.,today announced that the entire pipeline system, comprised of 195 miles of pipe, is now in full operation to Corpus Christi, Texas as designed


Spill Forces Channel Closure at Corpus Christi

The Harbor Master's office at the port of Corpus Christi stopped ship traffic at approximately 8:30 a.m. today, January 15, due to a spill at the Bulk Material Dock No.2. The dock is located east of Valero Tule Lake. There is no report yet as to when the channel will reopen


Chemical Tanker Adrift Off Irish Coast: Tugboat Despatched

Chemical Tankship Hellespont Charger: Photo courtesy of the owners

The tanker, carrying a 15,000-tonne cargo of caustic soda with 22 crew on board, lost power to its main engines 100 nautical miles off Loop Head while bound for Aughinish in the Shannon Estuary, reports 'The Irish Times'. The tanker, Hellesport Charger, registered in the Marshall Islands


Barges Collide in Corpus Christi Ship Channel

A gash in the hull of a barge is the result of a collision between the tugboats Yellowfin and Capt. Warren that occurred in the Corpus Christi ship channel, Dec. 17, 2013. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi has dispatched marine investigators to determine the cause of the collision. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard marine inspectors are investigating and monitoring the repair of two barges that collided early Tuesday morning in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near Ingleside. At approximately 2 a.m., the captain of the tugboat Yellowfin called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi


Crowley Vessels Tow Lucius Spar to U.S. Deepwater

Photo: Crowley

On the heels of the recent delivery of Olympus, the largest tension-leg platform ever to be developed for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Crowley has once again shown support for the domestic petroleum industry by providing ocean towing and positioning support services for the Lucius spar in the Gulf of


USCG Overseas Damaged Vessel Transport in GoM

USCG photo

The Coast Guard and state and local authorities began working to ensure the safe transport of two troubled vessels being towed to a Brownsville scrap yard after one began listing into the other Thursday. At approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, the captain of the tug with the vessels in tow called Coast


Students Protect Inlets from Oil Contamination

NSCS Students Setting Up Oil Boom

A new Texas Tidal Inlet Protection Strategies (TIPS) program, being developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will soon be in place to protect our state’s sensitive bays and estuaries from the potential harm of offshore oil spills


 
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