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...

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas
Coast Guard boat and aircrews assisted six adults and two children after their 46-foot boat, Euphoria, ran aground off Eagle’s Point near San Leon, Texas, Sept. 5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Vincent Moreno HOUSTON — The Coast Guard coordinated with Sea Tow Monday afternoon, to assist six adults and two children off their boat that became grounded and began taking on water...

Coast Guard rescues future Coastie from flipped boat in Galveston Bay

Coast Guard rescues future Coastie from flipped boat in Galveston Bay
Nick Hunter stands with Station Houston 29-foot boat crew that rescued him after his boat flipped near an island in Galveston Bay. Hunter is reported to be shipping off to Coast Guard boot camp later in September. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Houston HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Wednesday, after their boat flipped over near an island in Galveston Bay, 5 miles off...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near San Leon, Texas
HOUSTON — Coast Guard air and boat crews are searching for two overdue boaters in the areas of Galveston Bay, Trinity Bay and East Bay, Tuesday. Overdue are 51-year-old Michael Watkins, reportedly wearing dark blue shorts and a dark grey shirt, and Raymond Janik. They were last seen aboard a white and red 20-foot Larson boat with a blue top. The family of the boaters notified the Galveston County...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near San Leon, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing fisherman in the Houston Ship Channel near Eagle Point around 6:45 p.m., Saturday. Response crews searched for 25 hours and covered approximately 272 square miles in their search for 49-year-old Ba Van Nguyen. Their search efforts saturated the Houston Ship Channel and its smaller tributaries to the north and northeast. “Our deepest...

Coast Guard, Police, good Samaritan continue search for missing fisherman

Coast Guard, Police, good Samaritan continue search for missing fisherman
The tugboat, Ian Earle, sits next to the 54-foot shrimp boat, Regina Pacis, after it was seen spinning in circles with gear set in the channel with no one aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Rodriquez HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews continue to search for a fisherman in the Houston Ship Channel near Eagle Point, Saturday. Missing is Ba Van Nguyen, 49-years-old. “We’ve...

Coast Guard, family search for fisherman near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard, family search for fisherman near San Leon, Texas
A good Samaritan aboard the tugboat, Ian Earle, sits next to the 54-foot shrimp boat, Regina Pacis, after it was seen spinning in circles with gear set in the channel with no one aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Rodriquez HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman in the Houston Ship Channel near Eagle Point. Missing is Ba Van Nguyen, 49-years-old...

Houston Ship Channel closed briefly due to boat fire at LyondellBasell facility

Houston Ship Channel closed briefly due to boat fire at LyondellBasell facility
Houston Marine Fire Department boat on scene of a tug boat fire around 2 a.m., Feb. 26, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Joseph Mccune) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the Houston Ship Channel with a safety zone near Interstate 610 from 12:15 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, as their crews and local fire departments responded to a tugboat engulfed in flames, moored at...

Fire on liquid gas carrier closes Upper Houston Ship Channel near I-610 bridge

Fire on liquid gas carrier closes Upper Houston Ship Channel near I-610 bridge
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a fire aboard a liquid gas carrier that occurred around 9:45 a.m. Monday, which caused the closure of about 2 miles of the upper ship channel from Houston Ship Channel light 164 to light 151 (near Greensport Dock West). The fire is out, all personnel are accounted for and on scene air monitoring has not detected any further threat...