Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted three men off of a disabled shrimp boat that grounded early Tuesday morning near Pass Cavalo, about 5 miles southeast of Port O’Connor.

Monday at 11:21 p.m., Calhoun County Sherrif’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported the Scatterbrain, a 67-foot shrimp boat with three people aboard, had become disabled and was adrift and dragging anchor.

Due to shallow water depth, Coast Guard boat crews were unable to reach the men. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi helicopter crews arrived at 4:17 a.m. and hoisted hoisted them to safety. They were taken to Calhoun County Airport with no injuries.

The Coast Guard is working with the owner of the boat to safely recover it and prevent environmental impacts.

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