Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard responds to barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard responds to barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard responds to barge on fire approximately three miles from Port Aransas, Texas, jetties Oct. 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. At 4:35 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday from the captain...

Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response

Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response
Members from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans prepare for Tropical Storm Nate October 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is strategically positioning response assets and personnel prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate to ensure rapid deployment of resources as soon as it is safe to operate and respond. Preparedness of...

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues response efforts for Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews rescued in total 20 people and a dog after they received reports from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Saturday morning and afternoon. “Our Coast Guard members prepare on a daily basis for anything...

Coast Guard rescued 15 people near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescued 15 people near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard rescued 15 people in distress near Port Aransas, Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Air Station Corpus Christi. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 15 people aboard vessels in distress near Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received notifications of people in distress aboard the vessels Sabine...

Coast Guard responds to assist crewmembers aboard vessels in Lydia Ann Channel

Coast Guard responds to assist crewmembers aboard vessels in Lydia Ann Channel
USCG File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to vessels in distress near the Lydia Ann Channel near Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a mayday notifications from crewmembers aboard the tugboats Belle Chase, Sandy Point, and Sabine Pass. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi directed the launch of two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews...

Coast Guard rescues 12 people aboard vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 12 people aboard vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi conducts a search and rescue mission for 12 people aboard a 160-foot vessel taking on water prior to Hurricane Harvey near Port Mansfield, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017.  Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 12 people aboard a 160-foot vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard...

Mohawk returns to homeport after patrol

Mohawk returns to homeport after patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returned Friday following a one month law enforcement and training patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operations Southern Watch and Yucatan Sentinel. During the patrol, the crew stopped and rescued 113 illegal Haitian migrants with the help of an embarked Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

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...