Crystal Beach Mystery Pipeline Response
April , 2015
Global provided the personnel, equipment and resources necessary to locate the source of a petroleum stain and sheen discovered offshore of the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, TX. A mystery pipeline was thought to be the source of the pollutants, so specialized equipment was brought in to locate where the pipeline came ashore. Once exposed, the shore end of the pipe was hot tapped and connected to a vacuum truck to remove the pollutants in the pipeline. It was determined by the US Coast Guard that the pipeline and its contents were not a significant environmental threat. The pipeline was plugged, sealed and reburied.