Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas

Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, ended the search for two missing boaters after bodies matching the descriptions of both boaters were found near Seabrook, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 8:27 a.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel began taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Wednesday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the crew of the 51-foot Smoker II that they were taking on water. The vessel’s dewatering pumps were keeping up with the flow of water,...

Search suspended for missing fishermen after vessel collision near Galveston

Search suspended for missing fishermen after vessel collision near Galveston
HOUSTON — The unified command has suspended the search Thursday for two missing fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride that capsized after a collision near the Galveston Jetties in Galveston, Texas. Responders searched more than 49 square miles over the past three days. “It is never an easy decision to suspend a search,” said Cmdr. Jordan Baldueza, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas, Friday evening. An extensive 41-hour search was conducted covering an area of 2,638 square miles. Involved in the search were: A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew A Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew A...

Coast Guard searches for missing diver near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing diver near Sabine, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver 75 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas, Thursday. Missing is 65 year-old Alfred Charles Lensing. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal Wednesday evening from a 22-foot pleasure craft tied to an oil rig. Watchstanders contacted the person on...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old mariner from a 28-foot recreational vessel near Galveston, Wednesday afternoon. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert after the vessel became disabled approximately 40 miles offshore, and a mariner aboard reportedly...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday evening for Pablo Ayala who reportedly fell overboard approximately 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. The search began Monday morning when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the fishing vessel Captain Edwin of a crewmember who had fallen overboard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
CAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday evening, for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. Approximately 1,860 square miles have been searched over two days, including 14 aircraft searches and 11 surface searches. Air assets involved in the search included a Coast...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photoCAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard continued searching Saturday for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. He was last seen wearing a black wetsuit with orange fins. Approximately 1,600 square miles have been searched over a period of 26 hours. Coast Guard...