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  • Update: Crews Try to Contain Oil Spill in Galveston Bay

    March 23, 2014 11:59 AM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas - Response efforts continue overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. Four skimming vessels remain on-scene to continue recovering spilled bunker fuel oil. Officials with the unified command, who are overseeing the spill containment and recovery efforts,... more »
  • Cap and Additional Ship Could Contain The Spill As Early As Monday

    July 9, 2010 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup says a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill as early as Monday. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that the work to replace a leaky containment cap on... more »
  • BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil

    June 14, 2010 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP has increased its efforts to contain the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. Rear Adm. James Watson, who is the federal on-scene coordinator, said in a statement Monday that the government will continue to hold BP... more »
  • The Latest Effort To Contain The Oil Gusher Hit A Snag

    June 2, 2010 11:13 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The risky effort to contain the Gulf oil gusher hit a snag Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the goal was to free the saw and... more »

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