Coast Guard suspends search for man near the San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for man near the San Luis Pass, Texas
U.S. Coast Guard file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went missing near the San Luis Pass Bridge Friday morning. Missing is 29-year-old Jacob Szydlowski. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts on the Galveston side of San Luis Pass. Searches were conducted by a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists sinking shrimp trawler southeast of Galveston

Coast Guard assists sinking shrimp trawler southeast of Galveston
USCG File Photo HOUSTON – The Coast Guard provided emergency dewatering pumps to a sinking shrimp trawler approximately 80 miles southeast of Galveston early Wednesday morning. Tuesday at about 9 p.m., a crewmember of the 68-foot shrimping trawler Footprint, with four people aboard, broadcast a mayday over VHF marine band channel 16, which was partially received by Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing cruise ship crewmember approximately 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. The Coast Guard suspended the search for Norman DeCastro 12:42 p.m. after searching a total of over 5,000 square-nautical miles. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report Monday...

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 Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days

Coast Guard Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard once again interdicted a lancha with Mexican fishing crew in U.S. waters Monday. On Monday afternoon while conducting a routine patrol an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew spotted four people aboard a 25-foot lancha approximately 30 miles off South Padre Island and 18 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. The aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus...

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control yesterday morning. Both BSEE and Coast Guard conducted overflights this morning to assess the...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an aircraft reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 52 hours, covering approximately 5,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft. The Coast Guard launched the search Monday after receiving a report that the aircraft had departed Jack Edwards Airport...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues the search for an aircraft, Tuesday, reported overdue 40 miles southeast of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Searching are: A U.S. Air Force HC-130 aircraft and crew from Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.; An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.; var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div":...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies search for overdue boater

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a 47-year-old man, who reportedly did not return home after fishing with two other men, in the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of South Point Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an overdue vessel report from Michelle Bergeron at approximately 5 p.m., April 29, 2011, reporting that her husband, Barron Bergeron and two other men, Jory Bourque...