Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change of command ceremony
Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Litts, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to Lt. Cortland Gazda, right, as Rear Adm. John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, observes in Pascagoula, Mississippi, July 26, 2019. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo held a change of command ceremony in Pascagoula,...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas. The search began Sunday afternoon when a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted an orange...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas, Sunday afternoon. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island
Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel’s crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted...

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 searches for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard searches for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 55 year-old man who reportedly fell overboard approximately 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a communications relay from the captain of the fishing vessel Captain Edwin at approximately 3...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near South Padre Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued one boater and recovered a second unresponsive boater after their vessel capsized near South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 11:30 a.m....

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to hold free public tours in Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to hold free public tours in Mobile, Alabama
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is providing free public tours aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo during the Mardi Gras celebration Saturday and Sunday. The tours will be conducted February 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and February 11, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cutter will be located at The Gulf...