Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration

Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard reopened the Houston Ship Channel Friday after a protest demonstration near Baytown, Texas. “Our partnerships with federal, state and local agencies as well as stakeholders allows us to quickly respond to any maritime safety concerns and mitigate impact to the waterway,” said Capt. Richard Howes, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston deputy commander. “The work...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water near Port Aransas, Texas. The search began Sunday morning when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a missing fisherman who was last seen aboard his fishing vessel at 4 a.m. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple local, state and federal agencies ended the search Sunday morning for Chief Chris Reed, Kemah Chief of Police, after his body was recovered from the water approximately one and a half miles north of the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas. At 7:54 a.m. a body matching the description of Chief Chris Reed was recovered from the water by a Galveston County...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water north of the Texas City Dike near Texas City, Texas, Friday. The missing person was described as a Caucasian male wearing a grey shirt with no life jacket. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Texas City Police Department after it was reported to them...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old mariner from a 28-foot recreational vessel near Galveston, Wednesday afternoon. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert after the vessel became disabled approximately 40 miles offshore, and a mariner aboard reportedly...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters off the coast of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the three missing boaters in Cape Cod Bay after covering 3,879 nautical miles and exhausting all search efforts. On Tuesday, a friend of the boaters reported to Coast Guard Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 7 p.m. that Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, and Mario Fialho were supposed to come back from their fishing trip around 2...

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY

Search Ends for a Missing boater after body located near Old Field, NY
NEW YORK – Coast Guard, and partner agency crews ended their search for a missing boater, Wednesday, after a body matching the boaters description was located in the vicinity of East Beach in Old Field, New York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Suffolk County Police Department officials located the body of James Bilello, a 73-year-old boater in the vicinity of East Beach. “Our thoughts and prayers...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Forces, New York Air National Guard conduct Search and Rescue Exercise

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Forces, New York Air National Guard conduct Search and Rescue Exercise
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew works with a Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew to conduct hoists during Operation Orange Flag in Rhode Island Sound April 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jimmy Clay) BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod held Operation Orange Flag, an international and interagency search and rescue exercise, in Rhode Island Sound,...

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe

Tragic weekend in Northeast reminds boaters to prepare and stay safe
NEW YORK – After a tragic and busy weekend throughout the Northeast, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to practice safe boating as the weather warms. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness and serve as strong examples of how challenging the maritime environment can be even to experienced mariners. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock, N.Y., responded...