Coast Guard responds to assist crewmembers aboard vessels in Lydia Ann Channel

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to vessels in distress near the Lydia Ann Channel near Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a mayday notifications from crewmembers aboard the tugboats Belle Chase, Sandy Point, and Sabine Pass.

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi directed the launch of two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews that are en route for rescue.

“As information continues to come in to the Coast Guard, we continue to monitor and respond to any situations for safety of life at sea,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, commander, Sector Corpus Christi.

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