Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas

Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Henry Meyer conducts an operations meeting with crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Clamp  Sept. 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas, Friday. Coast Guard crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutters Clamp and Hatchet, 75-foot construction tenders homeported...

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...

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. At 12:43 p.m., the crew of the tank ship Overseas Texas City...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ships off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ships off Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews medevaced two people off of two different cruise ships just a few hours apart Sunday, but in almost the exact same location about 15 miles east of Galveston. The cruise ship Liberty of the Seas contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 5:38 p.m. and reported that a 71-year-old woman was...

Coast Guard searches for man near San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard searches for man near San Luis Pass, 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 — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing near the San Luis Pass Bridge Friday morning. Missing is 19-year-old Jacob Sedowski. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts on the Galveston side of San Luis Pass. At 8:12 a.m., a wade fisherman...

Coast Guard searching for missing woman off Bolivar, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing woman off Bolivar, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a woman who went missing Monday afternoon near Crystal Beach on Bolivar. Missing is Brandy Mosley, 33, last seen wearing a grey shirt and maroon shorts. At 2 p.m., Galveston County Sheriffs Office dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that Mosley had gone...

Coast Guard searches for swimmer off Galveston

Coast Guard searches for swimmer off Galveston
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Wednesday afternoon off Galveston near the 61st Street fishing pier. The missing man is reported to be named Jacobi, a 20-year-old African-American male who was last seen wearing red shorts and no shirt. At 6:57 p.m., Galveston...

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston

Coast Guard works to keep disabled tug, barge away from Galveston
USCG File Photo HOUSTON — Coast Guard response and incident management teams are coordinating with G & H Towing and T & T Marine Salvage to prevent a disabled tug and barge from running aground on Galveston Island Saturday. At 2:19 p.m., an agent for the integrated tug, OSG Independence, and its barge, OSG 243, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that the...

Coast Guard medevacs man from towing vessel near Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs man from towing vessel near Galveston
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a man from a tow vessel in the Houston Ship Channel between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula Saturday. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the crew of the tow vessel Heath contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston Galveston watchstanders and requested a medevac for a crew member...