Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft...

Coast Guard rescues 7 adults, 3 children from sinking boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 7 adults, 3 children from sinking boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Friday after their catamaran began taking on water 18 miles north of the Port Mansfield jetties and about 1.5 miles offshore. They used a satellite phone to call for help and reached the rescue coordinators at the Coast Guard’s 8th District. At approximately 1:15 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received the report that 10 people...

Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. Tuesday morning the Coast Guard received a report that the ENSCO 8506, an offshore semi-submersible drilling rig, had been damaged causing one of the rig’s column ballast tanks to...

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston today. There has been no report of injury or pollution from either vessel; however, both vessels are reporting damage but are in stable condition. At approximately 5:50 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City received a report of a collision...

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from capsized boat

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from capsized boat
HOUSTON — The crew of a fishing boat homeported in Galveston rescued four people after hearing a Coast Guard report of a vessel taking on water, Monday, approximately 100 miles southeast of Galveston. The captain of the sinking boat contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 6:21 a.m., and reported his 31-foot boat was taking on water with four people aboard. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard responding to oil platform explosion off Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of 13 people in the water following an oil platform explosion in block 380 approximately 90 miles south of Vermillion Bay, La., at about 9:19 a.m.