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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); At 4:15 a.m., medical personnel aboard the 340-foot Norwegian research/survey vessel, Oceanic...

Coast Guard monitors return of cruise ships to Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard monitors return of cruise ships to Galveston, Texas
Two Carnival cruise ships dock at a cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the return of cruise ships to ports in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark at Galveston ship terminals after being stranded at sea for an additional six days due...

Coast Guard captain of the port updates port conditions in southeast TX

Coast Guard captain of the port updates port conditions in southeast TX
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Zone Houston-Galveston has established Port Condition Recovery status with additional parameters, Friday. As of 1:30 p.m., the following ports are open to day and night transit as controlled by Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston: • The Galveston Bay Entrance Channel, Outer Bar Channel, Inner Bar Channel, Bolivar Roads Anchorages, Bolivar Roads...

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington continues to respond to rescue requests in the great Houston Metro Area, Aug. 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington/Released) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 940 people in the greater Houston Metro Area, Wednesday. “We are assessing the needs of the community around-the-clock...

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone

Coast Guard issues partial reopening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone
HOUSTON — As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Captain of the Port for Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston opened the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, and Freeport with the following restrictions: Vessel draft cannot exceed 33 feet for the ports of Texas City, Galveston and Freeport. Vessel draft cannot exceed 37 feet for the Port of Houston. All vessel traffic is limited to daylight hours. Current...

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Hicks, assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans, rescues a child in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas, August 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy by MSST New Orleans) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are conducting search and rescue operations in support of Hurricane Harvey...

Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey
Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Eric Gordon and Gavin Kershaw pilot a 16-foot flood punt boat while checking for distressed residents of a flooded neighborhood in Friendswood, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. The flood punt team from Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, reported to the greater Houston area on Aug. 25 and have rescued over 850 people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne...

Coast Guard continues search and rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard continues search and rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey
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 continues to conduct urban search and rescue in the greater Houston area. Coast Guard aircrews conducted two medical transfers of two critical patients from local hospitals...

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...