The annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event has highlighted the Coast Guard and maritime industry in the city since 2016.
During the event a local Coast Guard crew from Texas will receive a special Coast Guard Foundation award for a recent rescue.
The Foundation will also honor the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which has been a leader in maritime safety for more than 160 years. Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Through its wide-ranging impact on the maritime transportation system, ABS plays an important role in the uninterrupted flow of commerce on American waterways. The award will be accepted by ABS Chairman and CEO Chris Wiernicki.
The Texas Salutes the Coast Guard dinner brings together industry leaders, government officials, and U.S. Coast Guard members from the region and beyond to celebrate the missions and heroism of Coast Guard personnel. The Coast Guard’s top national and regional leaders are scheduled to attend including the Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Linda Fagan, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Steve Poulin, and the commander of Coast Guard operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Heartland, Rear Admiral David Barata. Coast Guard personnel from the local area will also attend.
The event, which includes a reception and dinner, will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston on Wednesday, Nov. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Foundation is grateful to the many corporations and individuals who are sponsoring the event. Special thanks to major sponsors ABS, Cheniere, Chevron, and Kirby. Sponsorship and ticket information is available here: /events/texas-salutes-the-coast-guard
Title Image: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Clamp, homeported in Galveston, Texas, worked over 12 hours a day in 100+ degree temperatures in late August to rebuild a navigational range for Sabine Pass at the entrance to Port Arthur, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)