Mexico, US Seminar on Gulf of Mexico Spill Response
- Individuals from each of the agencies represented at MEXUSGULF 2014, from Mexico and the United States, gather after concluding a seminar on oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island, Texas, April 8, 2014. (USCG photo by Andrew Kendrick)
- Vice Adm. Fernando Castañón Zamacona, commander of the Mexican Navy's Zone 1, and Rear Adm. Cook, the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District commander, discuss updates to the MEXUSGULF plan. (USCG photo by Andrew Kendrick)
The U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy held a seminar Tuesday in South Padre Island, to update the MEXUSGULF plan for a future coordinated response to a spill in the Gulf of Mexico that would impact both countries.
MEXUSGULF is a joint contingency plan between the United States and Mexico. It provides standard operational procedures with respect to binational coordination in case of pollution incidents that may represent a threat to coastal waters or the marine environment of the border zone of both countries.