Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 66 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man approximately 66 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Monday night. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the cruise ship Carnival Dream stating a passenger aboard the vessel was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac. A Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard responding to collision on Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas

Coast Guard responding to collision on Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas
HOUSTON — A unified command has been established to respond to a collision on the Houston Ship Channel at Light 71-74 between a 755-foot tanker and a tug pushing two barges near Bayport, Texas, Friday. The unified command consists of the Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Kirby Inland Marine. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the tanker Genesis River...

Coast Guard hoists 5 from capsized vessel near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard hoists 5 from capsized vessel near Texas City, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard hoisted five people from a capsized boat near Texas City, Wednesday night. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from Texas City 911 dispatch personnel that five people had entered the water after their vessel had capsized in Moses Lake. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew already in the air was diverted, hoisted...

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 25-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Brazos River near Freeport, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a person being swept down the Brazos River after his vehicle entered the water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael DubinHOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office of four teenagers on a surfboard who were being swept out to sea approximately 500-yards from shore. A good Samaritan...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from oil tanker near Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from oil tanker near Galveston
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker 50 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Mar. 10, 2018.  HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker near Galveston, Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the oil tanker Nobel requesting the medevac of...

Coast Guard searches aircraft crash site near Anahuac, Texas

Coast Guard searches aircraft crash site near Anahuac, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for three crewmembers of a cargo plane that crashed in a marsh near Anahuac, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Federal Aviation Administration reporting that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Saturday for a 60 year-old-man who was reported overdue near Swan Lake in Texas City, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that a body was recovered matching the description of the missing fisherman. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends affected by this loss,” said Cmdr. Jordan Baldueza, search...

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman near Texas City, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 60 year-old-man who was reported overdue near Swan Lake in Texas City, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a family member that Dale Wolf was overdue from a routine fishing trip. Wolf’s 16-foot fishing vessel was found at anchor...