The WWG team is actively following the Texas Oil Spill into Galveston Bay. The extent of the damage is unknown at this point in time.
Jim Guidry, executive vice president of Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine Corp., said the company – the nation’s largest inland barge company and owner of the barge that spilled the oil – was taking responsibility for the costs.
The captain of the 585-foot ship, Summer Wind, reported the spill Saturday afternoon.
The Bolivar ferry remains closed to traffic, and a safety zone, established on Saturday to ensure the well-being of response workers and prevent the further spread of oil, has been extended from lighted buoy 40 to lighted buoy 3 on the Houston Ship Channel. This safety zone restricts the transit of vessels not involved in the response from entering the area.
A claims number has been established for persons who may have questions in regard to personal impact by the incident. The number is 855-276-1275. This number has been established for persons who may have questions in regard to personal impact by the incident and is the only way to make a claim at the moment. The responder will take down basic contact information and will return your call at a later time.
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