Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas

Coast Guard reopens La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard reopened the La Quinta Channel to vessel traffic Thursday evening near Ingleside, Texas. The closure began Tuesday when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the vessel Cristi sank approximately 100 yards north of Ingleside Point at 10:30 a.m. Due to the location of the sunken vessel, the La Quinta Channel was...

Coast Guard suspends search for crewmember near Ingleside, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for crewmember near Ingleside, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday evening for the missing crewmember aboard the vessel Cristi that sank in the La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas. Coast Guard crews searched over 143 square miles for approximately 31 hours. “Our hearts are with his family and friends during this difficult time as it is never...

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember near Ingleside, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember near Ingleside, Texas
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing crewmember after a vessel sank in the La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the vessel Cristi sank approximately 100 yards north...

Coast guard rescues 17 from vessel taking on water near South Padre

Coast guard rescues 17 from vessel taking on water near South Padre
Coast Guard boat crew members assist the Thunderbird, a 46-foot charter vessel taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 17 people aboard a charter boat taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a distress call from...

Coast Guard rescues missing men in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues missing men in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews located and rescued two men after hours of searching about 125 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday. Rescued were Karl Shram and Chris Bergeron of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston sent Coast Guard cutters, an airplane and a helicopter to search for the men when they used their satellite phone to make a distress...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles off Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles off Freeport, Texas
An aircrew aboard an MH-65 rescue helicopter hoists 4 people from their boat that became disabled after taking on water off Freeport, Texas, March 24, 2015. Coast Guard photo by Air Station HoustonHOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four people from their disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the Coast...

Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 4 fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 4 fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island. At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the tanker Yunga contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center to notify them that they saw two men clinging to a capsized Mexican fishing vessel 1 mile north...

Good Samaritan helps rescue 3 from shrimp boat fire off Galveston

Good Samaritan helps rescue 3 from shrimp boat fire off Galveston
HOUSTON — Three men were brought to safety by a good Samaritan after the men’s shrimp boat caught fire just north of the South Galveston Jetty, Friday. The captain of the shrimp boat Angel Lady called the watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 10:04 a.m., reporting that the shrimp boat Capt. Hunter was on fire with three people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Manta was diverted...

Coast Guard assists tug taking on water off Galveston coast

Coast Guard Cutter Manta Logo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard assisted a tug boat towing a 165-foot deck barge that was taking on water approximately 20 miles south of San Luis Pass, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 6 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Pops, a 70-foot tug boat, stating that the vessel was dead in the water, and taking on...