Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard patrol boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old woman from a charter boat 35 miles off Port Aransas, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead crew medevaced her after receiving a distress call at 1 p.m. from the charter boat, stating a woman aboard had a seizure and fell, injuring her head. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders coordinated the medevac. The...

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew stands with two rescued divers after they were located and rescued Saturday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two overdue divers offshore from San Jose Island, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Two San Antonio men, Dennis Garrett, 51, and Robert Holms, 46, were diving approximately...

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night. At approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead’s crew was on a patrol and sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, on radar in U.S. waters. The Steelhead launched a law enforcement team from their small boat who confirmed...

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi medevacs fishing vessel captain near Baffin Bay

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi medevacs fishing vessel captain near Baffin Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel near Baffin Bay early this morning. At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a Mayday call via VHF channel 16, from a crewmember on the 72-foot fishing vessel, Lady Michelle A, out of Brownsville, Texas. The crewmember stated that the captain...

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday. The Coast Guard had been searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man since 1 p.m. Sunday, after being notified by the oil rig supply vessel Go America that they had picked up three people out of the water offshore of San Jose Island, and that...

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man missing from a boat that sank Sunday off of Port Aransas. At approximately 1 p.m., the crew of the oil rig supply vessel Go America notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center watchstanders that they picked three people up out of the water offshore of San Jose Island and that there was another man...

Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead holds change of command

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Lt. j. g. Devon Strozok relieved Lt. Jonathan Magin as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead, during a change of command ceremony, Friday. Strozok was previously stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell in San Diego, Calif. The Steelhead is an 87-foot Patrol Boat based out of Port Aransas.  It is one of four multi-mission assets located in the South...

Coast Guard rescues one, recovers another northeast of Port Aransas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued one boater and recovered the body of another after their boat sank 24 miles northeast of the Port Aransas jetties, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at approximately 11:30 p.m. from a concerned wife that her husband went fishing with a friend northeast of the Port Aransas jetties and was overdue. Coast Guard Sector Corpus...

Coast Guard jet drops pump, radio to distressed fishing vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel that was disabled by an onboard fire 30 miles east of Port Mansfield, Sunday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a distress signal from an emergency positioning beacon registered to the Jennifer C., a 65-foot fishing vessel shortly before 10 a.m. watchstanders were unable to establish radio communications...