Coast Guard assists 13 boaters from sailing vessels in two separate cases near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists 13 boaters from sailing vessels in two separate cases near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted 13 boaters from sailing vessels in two separate cases near Freeport, Texas, Friday. In the first case, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 46-foot sailing vessel, with a family of six along with a dog and cat aboard,...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a 46-foot vessel taking on water in the San Bernard River near Freeport, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 46-foot cabin cruiser aground after it began taking on water approximately a quarter-mile from the...

Coast Guard medevacs cargo vessel crewmember 10 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs cargo vessel crewmember 10 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a hoist of a 34-year-old man aboard the cargo vessel BBC Campana who was reportedly found unresponsive by the crew 10 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Oct. 7, 2019. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the cargo vessel BBC Campana approximately 10 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs diver 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a hoist of a 53-year-old man aboard the fishing vessel Fresh Catch HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a diver from the fishing vessel Fresh Catch approximately 35 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that a 53-year-old man aboard the fishing vessel Fresh Catch...

Coast Guard medevacs crude oil tanker crewmember 92 miles offshore Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs crude oil tanker crewmember 92 miles offshore Galveston
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover approximately 92 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover for the medevac of a 20-year-old male crewmember...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas approximately 55 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the master of the Enchantment of the Seas for the medevac of an 81-year-old male passenger who...

Air Station Houston honors first Coast Guard helicopter pilot

Air Station Houston honors first Coast Guard helicopter pilot
Capt. Frank Erickson’s, Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, new headstone is revealed during a ceremony at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas, Sept. 27, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Gabriel Wisdom. HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston held a memorial ceremony Friday to rededicate the headstone of Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, Capt. Frank Erickson, whose contributions...

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot
Capt. Frank Erickson, 1907-1978, served in Pearl Harbor and is Coast Guard helicopter pilot No. 1. His contributions to naval aviation forever changed search and rescue. (U.S. Coast Guard archive photo) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston is scheduled to hold a memorial ceremony Friday to rededicate the headstone of Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, Capt. Frank Erickson, whose contributions...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen who became stranded after their vessel drifted away while they were wade fishing approximately a quarter-mile from shore in East Matagorda Bay, Texas, Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening...