Coast Guard to award Gold Lifesaving Medal

HOUSTON — Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston will present awards to Roger Stone and Steve Conway for heroism and valor at a ceremony on the Mitchell Campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston at 2 p.m., July 27 2009.

Coast Guard releases Cynthia Woods sinking investigation results

HOUSTON – The Marine Safety Unit Galveston has completed its investigation into the sinking of the sailing vessel Cynthia Woods, which occurred June 6, 2008.

The ferocious will to live

by Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello In the early morning hours of June 6, 2008, Steven Conway, a retired Coast Guard commander, assessed his situation. Moments before everything was going so very right, and now everything was going so very wrong. Moments ago he was enjoying the company of his fellow crewmembers.  Now four of his fellow crewmembers were bobbing alongside Conway in the Gulf of Mexico,...

Coast Guard investigates capsizing of Cynthia Woods

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of the sailing vessel Cynthia Woods, which resulted in the loss of one life. The Coast Guard began an investigation of the Cynthia Woods June 8. The investigation will be comprehensive and will look at all possible contributing factors including mechanical and material conditions of the Cynthia Woods, as well as human factors including training. The...

Coast Guard, Texas A&M salvage crew recovers deceased victim from Cynthia Woods

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard along with a Texas A&M salvage crew from T&T Marine Salvage has recoved a deceased victim from the sailboat Cynthia Woods 27 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas, late this afternoon. A watchstander at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 3:47 p.m. from divers aboard T&T Marine Salvage, a company contracted by Texas A&M, reporting they had recovered...

Coast Guard rescues five, searches for one

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is still searching for one missing man after rescuing five stranded boaters 23 miles south of Freeport, Texas, early this morning. At approximately 2 a.m. a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Houston located five of the six missing people from the sailboat Cynthia Woods. The helicopter crew safely hoisted, and transported the boaters to University Texas Medical...