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Unified Command responds to collision on Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas

Post Date:05/11/2019 10:24 am

A Unified Command was established, which is comprised of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office (TGLO), and the responsible party (Kirby Marine) in response to the Bayport Channel Collision incident. 

An air monitoring campaign was initiated shortly after the collision in the Houston Ship Channel and while the odor of petroleum products released by the incident can be detected in Pearland, air monitoring has not detected the presence of volatile organic compounds associated with petroleum products in levels that exceed safety standards set by the State and Federal government.

Brazoria County and the City of Pearland are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as official information is released by the Unified Command.

This is directly from the Unified Command:
A 24/7 air monitoring hotline has been established for the public to report strong gasoline odors at: 281-757-3017.Members of the community who feel they may require medical attention should still call 911.
A 24/7 claims hotline is available at: 1-800-241-9010.

 A website has been established to provide detailed information and continual updates -

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