Coast Guard rescues 2 near Galveston, Texas

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men from their vessel near Galveston, Texas, Saturday night. At 8:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders received a request from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders after a 911 call was received from a boater reporting that his 22-foot...

Good Samaritan rescues 5 people adrift off the coast of Galveston

Good Samaritan rescues 5 people adrift off the coast of Galveston
The crew of an oil/chemical tanker successfully rescued five people from the water after their vessel capsized, 12 miles east of Galveston, Texas, July 22, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo HOUSTON — The crew of a tank ship rescued five people from the water after their boat capsized 12 miles east of Galveston, Saturday afternoon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs man vomiting blood on shrimp boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man vomiting blood on shrimp boat in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew medevaced a man after it was reported that he was vomiting blood on a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about 140 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday morning. The crew of the 88-foot shrimp boat Gaston Bell called the Coast Guard for help at 8:33 a.m., when a man aboard was suffering from dizziness, stomach pains and was vomiting blood....

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Sabine Pass, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday. The crew of the Chinese-flagged 738-foot bulk carrier CF Crystal, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at about 9 a.m., to report a 29-year-old crewman had fallen overboard...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties

Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties
HOUSTON — Two men were rescued off the Galveston Jetties by a Coast Guard aircrew after their sailboat became lodged on the rocks Monday morning. The men aboard the sailboat French Kiss, called Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at 6:05 a.m. and reported they had run aground at the tip of the south jetty. Coast Guard Station Galveston boatcrews arrived at about 6:45 a.m., but were...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew rescues man after his personal watercraft disabled

Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew rescues man after his personal watercraft disabled
HOUSTON — A man was located and rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Houston crew Wednesday night in the marsh off Jones Bay, near Bayou Vista, Texas. The missing man had been in contact with Sea Tow on his mobile phone after his personal watercraft became disabled, but they lost contact with him and were unable to locate him. Sea Tow personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach. The captain of the vessel Lady Glenda contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders just after noon Tuesday and reported the vessel Rich listing with marine growth and drifting...

Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge

Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with fire departments from Seabrook and Kemah, Texas, responded to a boat fire under the Highway 146 bridge Friday. The three people aboard the 50-foot burning boat, Botox, were able to escape and no injuries were reported. A good Samaritan aboard the vessel Sea Candy saw the boat on fire and notified Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at 1:45 p.m....

Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard responds to anhydrous ammonia leak on Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge Friday, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston were notified at about 9:45 p.m., shortly after the incident...