Marine emergency group relocates HQ to Houston

HOUSTON — The Marine Response Alliance, an organization of maritime salvage, oil spill cleanup and firefighting companies, said Tuesday it has relocated its headquarters from Florida to a 102,500-foot warehouse and maintenance facility near Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The headquarters includes an emergency response center staffed around the clock that the group says is the only one of its kind in the United States. Its members provide emergency services compliant with the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

They are Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Maritime Corp.; its Houston subsidiary Titan Salvage;  Houston-based Marine Hazard Response; Detroit-based Marine Pollution Control;  and New York-based McAllister Towing and Transportation.

The Marine Response Alliance, founded in 1994, moved its headquarters from Pompano, Fla.