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Oil Discharge in Tabbs Bay, Baytown, TX

Galveston Bay, TX | 2022-May-03

Initial Notification: On April 30, 2022, a mystery oil sheen was reported in Tabbs Bay, Texas near Goose Creek. The discharge is believed to be crude oil from a pipeline or well. On May 3, the USCG Sector Houston contacted the NOAA SSC for assistance with consultation procedures. Phone support was provided. A hydrologic survey to identify the source has been conducted. An OSRO will be on site on May 5 to deploy containment and boom.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: Unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 42.75′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 59.37′ West