Coast Guard response boat strikes buoy in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard response boat strikes buoy in Saginaw Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAGINAW, Mich. — No one was injured in an overnight mishap involving a 45-foot Coast Guard response boat that struck a navigation buoy about 10 miles from shore in Saginaw Bay. The response boat, based at Station Saginaw River, was carrying six crew members when it struck Buoy #6 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The mishap punctured the boat’s fuel...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing surfer off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing surfer off Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing 41-year-old male surfer off Rock Quarry Beach, Thursday evening. “A total of 40 searches were conducted covering 631 square miles totaling 95 hours of active searching,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Hoek, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Honolulu. “We have suspended the search pending any new information,...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing swimmer at Matagorda Beach near Matagorda, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a body was recovered at approximately 6:00 p.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer. The search began Sunday when Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to platform fire near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responds to platform fire near Corpus Christi, Texas
A Magellan platform on fire approximately three miles off Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, March 7, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil platform fire approximately three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a Magellan owned...