Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first call for assistance at 4:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew,...

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry
Members at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans preparing their assets to respond to Tropical Storm Barry, July 12, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Barry continues to move inland, Friday. Personnel in the Eighth Coast Guard District are pre-staging assets in safe and nearby locations to prepare...

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls from mariners aboard disabled vessels offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a disabled pleasure craft with five adults aboard. The report stated one of...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Houston holds change of command ceremony
Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, presides over the ceremony as Cmdr. Marcus Canady relieves Capt. Jim Spitler of command at Air Station Houston in Houston, Texas, on June 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johanna Strickland. HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston held a change-of-command ceremony in Houston, Texas, Friday. Rear Adm....

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared ClebergHOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel became disabled approximately 23 miles offshore from Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 25-foot pleasure craft with four boaters aboard by the crew of the...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple local, state and federal agencies ended the search Sunday morning for Chief Chris Reed, Kemah Chief of Police, after his body was recovered from the water approximately one and a half miles north of the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas. At 7:54 a.m. a body matching the description of Chief Chris Reed was recovered from the water by a Galveston County...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water north of the Texas City Dike near Texas City, Texas, Friday. The missing person was described as a Caucasian male wearing a grey shirt with no life jacket. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Texas City Police Department after it was reported to them...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from damaged fishing vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from damaged fishing vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues three fishermen from a 74-foot shrimp boat 20 miles offshore from Sabine Pass, Texas, June 5, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brad Harbert. HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen after they abandoned ship from a shrimp boat approximately 20 miles offshore from Sabine Pass, Texas, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it...