Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response

Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response
Members from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans prepare for Tropical Storm Nate October 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is strategically positioning response assets and personnel prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate to ensure rapid deployment of resources as soon as it is safe to operate and respond. Preparedness of...

Coast Guard medevacs man off research vessel near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man off research vessel near Galveston, Texas
USCG FIle Photo HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted a 49-year-old man from a research/survey vessel Sunday morning approximately 40 miles southeast of Galveston. At 4:15 a.m., medical personnel aboard the 340-foot Norwegian research/survey vessel, Oceanic Vega, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crewmember was...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations
WASHINGTON – Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 29, 2017. Coast Guard air crews from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts. In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. “The Coast Guard is continuing to work...

Coast Guard pulls people from rooftops in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Coast Guard pulls people from rooftops in Hurricane Harvey aftermath
Coast Guard Air Station Houston responds to search and rescue requests after Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. Houston – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston works to rescue victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Sunday. The Coast Guard is working closely with all local and state emergency operation...

Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston

Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston
Two MH-65 helicopters sit prepped and ready as the Coast Guard prepared for response efforts at Air Station Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. HOUSTON — U.S. Coast Guard is conducting urban search and rescue in the greater Houston area. Do not call for rescue if you are not in a life-threatening situation....

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues response efforts for Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews rescued in total 20 people and a dog after they received reports from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Saturday morning and afternoon. “Our Coast Guard members prepare on a daily basis for anything...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Valor off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Valor off Galveston, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 30-year-old woman Thursday evening from a cruise ship 10 miles east of Galveston. The cruise ship Carnival Valor contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Galveston
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man Tuesday afternoon, from a fishing boat 80 miles southeast of Galveston. At 11:43 a.m., a crewmember of the fishing boat New Buccaneer contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a 44-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old man off a fishing vessel 40 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday afternoon. At 2:07 p.m., the Captain of the fishing vessel Lady Marie contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that a crew member on the vessel had suffered an eye injury due to malfunctioning machinery. A...