Coast Guard responds to oil slick in Port Aransas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On Wednesday, The Coast Guard responded to a report of oil washed ashore at the Port Aransas Municipal Boat Ramp in Port Aransas , Texas.

At 7:15 a.m., Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Incident Management Division received notification from the Texas General Land Office of an oil slick at the boat ramp. The oil slick was estimated to be around 40 gallons .

The IMD duty team accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and partnered with the Texas General Land Office, the Port Aransas Harbor Master, and contractors to remove the oil from the water and decontaminate structures around the boat ramp using a pressure washer, VAC truck, active skimming and absorbents.

The cause of the oil slick is under investigation.