Coast Guard assists sinking shrimp trawler southeast of Galveston

Coast Guard assists sinking shrimp trawler southeast of Galveston
USCG File Photo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard provided emergency dewatering pumps to a sinking shrimp trawler approximately 80 miles southeast of Galveston early Wednesday morning. Tuesday at about 9 p.m., a crewmember of the 68-foot shrimping trawler Footprint, with four people aboard, broadcast a mayday over VHF marine band channel 16, which was partially received by Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard tows vessel near Destin

Coast Guard tows vessel near Destin
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a vessel with one person on board near Destin, Fl., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from a person on the beach reporting a vessel light signaling S.O.S., an international code signal of distress, at 5:16 a.m. Watchstanders diverted a...

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man off cruise ship Carnival Fantasy
USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy approximately 170 nautical miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the Carnival Fantasy of a passenger suffering heart-attack symptoms and requested a medevac. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
CAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday evening, for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. Approximately 1,860 square miles have been searched over two days, including 14 aircraft searches and 11 surface searches. Air assets involved in the search included a Coast...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photoCAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard continued searching Saturday for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. He was last seen wearing a black wetsuit with orange fins. Approximately 1,600 square miles have been searched over a period of 26 hours. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searches for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard searches for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photoCAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard is searching for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. Missing is Chet Castle, a male in his mid 40s. He was last seen wearing a black wetsuit with orange fins. At 4 p.m., a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew overheard...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 25 miles east of Port Canaveral. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a distress alert from a personal locating beacon at 10:30 a.m. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew...

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon off Matagorda Beach a quarter mile east of the Colorado River. Missing is a 24-year-old man, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts. At 4:10 p.m., the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to the report of a vessel taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 10:28 a.m. of a 22-foot vessel taking on water with one man and a dog aboard in Lake Pontchartrain between the Highway 11 Bridge and the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Sector New Orleans...