Coast Guard medevacs man near South Padre Island

Coast Guard medevacs man near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old man at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Marques was in need of medical...

Coast Guard completes mishap investigation regarding Brownsville Ship Channel death

Coast Guard completes mishap investigation regarding Brownsville Ship Channel death
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard has completed its investigation regarding the death of a female Mexican national in the Brownsville Ship Channel and the possible involvement of a 33 foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement small boat crew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island. The major incident investigation found that the undocumented migrant was unintentionally struck...

Coast Guard launches investigation involving Mexican national in Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard launches investigation involving Mexican national in Brownsville Ship Channel
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard is investigating to determine a possible connection between the death of a Mexican national and a Coast Guard patrol craft operating in the vicinity of the Brownsville Ship Channel after Brownsville law enforcement discovered the body of a female Friday morning. A Coast Guard small boat had been operating in the general area the preceding evening. Consistent...

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located a stranded man near the Brownsville Ship Channel and transported him to safety, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., while returning to dock for refuel, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cobia spotted a homeless man stranded on Long Island in the Brownsville Ship Channel. The Cutter Cobia lowered its small boat and dispatched a boatcrew to retrieved...

Coast Guard oversees spill clean up in Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard oversees spill clean up in Brownsville Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is overseeing the cleanup of 500 gallons of diesel Monday, that spilled from a tugboat in the Brownsville Ship Channel near the turning basin. At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the Coast Guard received a report that an unknown amount of petroleum product had leaked near the turning basin. A Coast Guard pollution investigator determined that the tug...

Coast Guard crews apprehend 2 swimmers with 125 pound marijuana bales

USCG file photo BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Coast Guard crews apprehended two young men swimming with bales of marijuana in the Brownsville Ship Channel, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island received the call at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a commercial vessel that spotted the young men in the channel. A 25-foot Response Boat-Small and crew, and a 33-foot Special Purpose...

Coast Guard responds to grounded shrimp vessel in Brownsville Ship Channel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a grounded 39-foot shrimp vessel in the Brownsville Ship Channel, Friday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call from a good Samaritan reporting they had witnessed the 39-foot shrimp boat John Henry run aground and roll over in the Brownsville Ship Channel, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard, fire department respond to fire near Brownsville Ship Channel

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Coast Guard and the Brownsville Fire Department responded to a fire involving two fuel storage tanks owned by RTW Terminal, Monday.