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 rescues 5 from platform in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 5 from platform in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — Five men were rescued Monday from an unmanned platform about 40 miles southeast of the Texas/Louisiana border, after their fishing boat began taking on water. The men made it to the unmanned platform and one man was able to call the Coast Guard for help at about 10:45 a.m. Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders sent a 45-foot response boat and crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard, local responders searching for missing man after collision on Sabine Lake

Coast Guard, local responders searching for missing man after collision on Sabine Lake
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after a collision occurred between the tug and barge Father Seelos and the missing man’s pleasure craft about 500 feet west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake, Sunday. Missing is John Tran of Bridge City, Texas. The captain of tug Father Seelos contacted Vessel...

Coast Guard saved and assisted 17 lives off Texas coast

Coast Guard saved and assisted 17 lives off Texas coast
HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. In total, 10 search and rescue cases were logged: The Galveston Beach Patrol and Coast Guard Station Galveston rescued a total of 12 boaters from three separate boats after their boats capsized from severe weather Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter...

Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass rescues 2 boaters south of Sabine Pass

Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass rescues 2 boaters south of Sabine Pass
HOUSTON — Two boaters were rescued by Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass crewmembers after their sailboat was caught in rough weather south of Sabine Pass, Thursday. The boaters activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at 10:52 a.m., to notify watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston that their sailboat had suffered extensive damage due to a sudden storm, 16...

New hurricane resistant Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass dedicated

New hurricane resistant Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass dedicated
HOUSTON — A new efficient, environmentally friendly and hurricane resistant Coast Guard station was dedicated Thursday, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the new Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass. The old station was finally demolished and rebuilt after hurricanes Rita, Humberto, Gustav and Ike all took their toll on the unit. Extensive, wide-spread damage was done by Hurricane Ike which prompted...

Timely tip assists in Coast Guard rescue

Timely tip assists in Coast Guard rescue
HOUSTON — A 33-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew when his boat ran aground Friday, approximately 7 miles southeast of Port Arthur. The daughter of an employee from Dustin Gulf Seafood, reported the missing man to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders saying that the man had not arrived at his usual time. “The guy usually parks in the area,” said Petty Officer...

Coast Guard training gets ‘fishy’ with the Texas State Aquarium

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard students and instructors of the Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center visited the Texas State Aquarium to familiarize themselves with the various species of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Gulf of Mexico was formed as a result of seafloor subsidence approximately 300 million years ago. It is approximately...