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...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel master in Gulf of Mexico

USCG file photoHOUSTON – The Coast Guard has suspended its active search, pending further developments, for the master of the fishing vessel Miss Carol at approximately 1 p.m., Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. Monday, from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Tommy Gun relaying for the crew of the 85-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard continues search in Gulf of Mexico for fishing vessel master

USCG file photo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for the master of the fishing vessel Miss Carol in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. Monday, from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Tommy Gun relaying for the crew of the 85-foot fishing vessel Miss Carol, that the master of the Miss...

Coast Guard searches for missing fishing vessel master in Gulf of Mexico

USCG file photoHOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for the master of a fishing vessel approximately 3 miles south of White Lake in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Tommy Gun relaying for the crew of the 85-foot fishing vessel Miss...