Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 5 from sinking fishing vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 5 from sinking fishing vessel
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin HOUSTON, Texas — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel rescued 5 people Tuesday after their fishing vessel began taking on water and sinking approximately 180 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard 8th District command center watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert at 10:12 p.m. registered...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water off Galveston

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water off Galveston
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a sailing vessel that began taking on water with one person aboard approximately 35 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, Monday. At approximately 11 a.m., a vessel operator contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report their vessel was...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew hoisted a 50-year-old male from the tanker vessel Willard approximately seven miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Nov. 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard video capture) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old male from a tanker vessel approximately seven miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a sailing vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call at 2:45 a.m. via VHF Chanel 16 from passengers aboard the 28-foot sailing vessel Irish Eyes, stating...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people and 3 dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass

Coast Guard rescues 6 people and 3 dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass
A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew rescues four adults, two infants and three dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Houston) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued six people after their vessels became aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass in Gilchrist,...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 crewmembers 25 miles off Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs 2 crewmembers 25 miles off Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old male and a 57-year-old male from a tanker vessel approximately 25 miles off Freeport, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received two medevac requests at 1:20 p.m. from the captain of the 473-foot tanker...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 240 miles off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 240 miles off Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male from an 800-foot tanker approximately 225 miles off Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders were notified by the captain of the tanker vessel Chrysanthemum of a crewmember who was experiencing extreme...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas. A body was recovered by Galveston Island Beach Patrol matching the description of the missing swimmer. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. At 9:34 p.m. Saturday evening, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston Police Department of a boy who was reported missing while swimming near 4400 Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Sector Houston-Galveston...