Coast Guard assists 5 boaters after vessel capsizes near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard assists 5 boaters after vessel capsizes near Port Aransas, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew assisted five boaters after their vessel capsized Friday morning, approximately 800 feet from San Jose Island. At 9:10 a.m., Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification from the Port Aransas Police Department that a 21-foot pleasure craft had capsized, leaving...

Coast Guard medevacs possible stroke victim off Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs possible stroke victim off Port Mansfield, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old man Thursday evening from a fishing boat 15 miles east of the Port Mansfield Jetties. At 7:47 p.m., a crewmember of the fishing boat Big Bull contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a crewmember aboard the boat was suffering from a stroke. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi...

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews successfully dewatered a commercial fishing vessel taking on water with six people aboard, 30 miles east of the Port Mansfield jetties, early Saturday morning. At 1:27 a.m., the fishing vessel Little Joseph contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF channel 16 to report that their vessel...

Coast Guard crews work diligently to keep fishing boat afloat

Coast Guard crews work diligently to keep fishing boat afloat
USCG File PhotoCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Additional Coast Guard crews have been sent to keep flooding at bay aboard a commercial fishing vessel with four people aboard, 30 miles northeast of Port Aransas, Friday. A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas response boat crew each delivered dewatering pumps earlier in the morning,...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Tuesday morning, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, 43 red snapper totaling 547 pounds, 117 sharks totaling 666 pounds, five other fish totaling 22 pounds, and fishing...

1 dead, 1 stable after incident in Corpus Christi, Texas

1 dead, 1 stable after incident in Corpus Christi, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Fire Department/EMS transported two men to the hospital after the Corpus Christi Port Police Department recovered them from the water near Indian Point Monday afternoon. At 3:45 p.m., a good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that two people were in the water near Indian Point and...

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat
A sailboat sits grounded on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, after the owner was medevaced for facial injuries Feb. 24, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Alexander. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located and rescued an injured man after a mayday call was received from his grounded sailboat on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing man off South Padre Island

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing man off South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard air and boat crews, along with beach patrol, police and fire department crews are searching the waters off the Bridgeport Condominiums, near the 300 block of Padre Island Blvd., for a 23-year-old man who went missing Saturday. Missing is Mohammad Abdullah and he was described as wearing yellow swim trunks. The friends of the missing man had been swimming with him...

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from ship 100 miles off Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from ship 100 miles off Freeport, Texas
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew medevaced a 54-year-old man from a cargo ship about 100 miles southeast of Freeport Friday night. “We truly take these cases personal and give 100 percent effort knowing that this gentleman is not only in desperate need of a higher level of care, but his family is counting on us to do our job and deliver him safely,” said Lt. Cmdr. Rodney...