Note: This item is more than six years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.
Media Advisory: Port Arthur Oil Spill News Video Available
Texas Parks and Wildilfe Department is making available broadcast-quality news video at the FTP address above. On the FTP site there are two .mov files, described below, each containing about 2:00 of raw video with nat sound and some short interview soundbites.
FTP Site Address: ftp://126.96.36.199/ftpcomm/public
OiledBirdsRescue (2:21) — shows TPWD Biologists Winston Denton and Steven Mitchell assessing the environmental impact by boat, with nat sound of them describing what they see, shots of oil on the water, etc. They rescue an oiled pelican, capturing it with a net. Action then shifts to the wildlife rehabilitation trailer, showing a heron being warmed, a cormorant being cleaned. Ends with a short interview with Stacey Huffman of Wildlife Response Services, LLC
PortArthurSpill (1:58) — shows U.S. Coast Guard aerial footage of the collision site, activity in the Incident Command Center, "ground zero" where the collision took place including close-ups of oil on water, the damaged tanker Eagle Otome, and the wrecked barge it collided with. Ends with a brief soundbite/interview from Winston Denton, Texas Parks & Wildlife Biologist.
It is recommended that file transfer software be used, such as FileZilla, to access and download the video files: http://filezilla-project.org/ If using FileZilla, fill in the top three boxes like this:
If the download is done via an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc., then the address to use is: ftp://188.8.131.52/ftpcomm/public
For those users that are using dedicated FTP client software, then the address to use is: 184.108.40.206/ftpcomm/public
More news material about the spill: including photos and links to non-TPWD resources, is on the TPWD Web site at http://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/news_roundup/oil_spill/
Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.
Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.
Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.
To copy text into an editing software:
- Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
- Select all.
- Paste in a document in your editing program.
Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.
English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.
If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to email@example.com and mention Plain Text Pages.