William M crew honored for heroics

The Coast Guard gave certificates of appreciation to the crew of the tugboat William M for their firefighting efforts, which averted a large disaster in 2006. From left are U.S. Coast Guard Capt. John Pasch, commanding officer of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi; deck-engine utility Andrew Morin, Quartermaster William S. Ulch, Chief Engineer Walter Bickel, tug Capt. Mark McGinnis and U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Kathleen Moore, deputy commander for Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi.


The Port of Corpus Christi and the Coast Guard honored the crew of the tug William M for heroically risking their lives and averting an economic and environmental tragedy in 2006.

Both entities on Wednesday, Jan. 18, commended the crew of the vessel William M — Capt. Mark McGinnis, Quartermaster William S. Ulch, Chief Engineer Walter Bickel and Andrew Morin, the boat’s deck-engine utility.

Read it about it in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times here.

View a newscast about the event at KIIIV-TV in Corpus Christi here.

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