Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey

Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas − The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi  continued to open waterways and lift restrictions within the COTP zone, Friday. As of 1:00 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: The Port of Brownsville is open with no restrictions. The Port of Corpus Christi is open with the following restrictions: All vessels requiring a First Class Pilot must conduct one-way...

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses
A Coast Guard flood punt team assists with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hastings, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Matthews) MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River assisted with Hurricane Harvey response efforts and now many of them are in Jacksonville, Florida, assisting for...

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early
Ships enter the Port of Corpus Christi after the Coast Guard reopened the port following Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard established electronic Aids to Navigation to aid in the reopening of a critical Texas port following Hurricane Harvey. Once channel and waterway assessments were completed, the Coast Guard created 13 eATON around Port Aransas, Texas,...

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey. Punts are small boats teams respond to floods or natural disasters. ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is deploying three flood punt teams to assist with Hurricane Irma responses, Friday. The flood punt teams will stage in Mobile, Ala., and remain ready to respond to areas affected...

Summary of Coast Guard’s Hurricane Harvey response efforts

Summary of Coast Guard's Hurricane Harvey response efforts
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey.  NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has completed search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Harvey but continues to work alongside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state and local partners to address pollution concerns as a result of the storm. During their response...

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims
Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami serve as eyes in the sky as they help coordinate search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie Smith) MOBILE, Ala.—While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....

Coast Guard aviators return home from Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

Coast Guard aviators return home from Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts
WARRENTON, Ore. – Nine Coast Guard aviators returned home, Sunday, from their Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts on the Gulf Coast of Texas after rescuing 40 people. The aviators, four pilots, two rescue swimmers and three flight mechanics, all from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, returned from a week-long deployment as part of a Coast Guard-wide surge of personnel to assist in mass-rescue operations. The...

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Crewman from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offload Aids to Navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offloaded aids to navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017,...

Coast Guard monitors recovery of grounded drill ship near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard monitors recovery of grounded drill ship near Corpus Christi
Coast Guard monitors the recovery and transit of the grounded drill ship Paragon DPDS1, Sept. 4, 2017, in the Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard monitored the recovery and transit of the grounded drill ship Paragon DPDS1, Sept. 4, 2017, in Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas. The...