Coast Guard conducts rescue operations in Port Arthur

Coast Guard conducts rescue operations in Port Arthur
Coast Guard Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas file photo by Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies continue to respond to the greater Port Arthur area Friday. Currently, there are seven Coast Guard helicopters and Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams, with 65 shallow-draft vessels, capable of operating in flooded...

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day

Coast Guard Punt Teams rescue more than 940 people in one day
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington continues to respond to rescue requests in the great Houston Metro Area, Aug. 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington/Released) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 940 people in the greater Houston Metro Area, Wednesday. “We are assessing the needs of the community around-the-clock...

Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard Flood Punt Team responds to Hurricane Harvey
Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Eric Gordon and Gavin Kershaw pilot a 16-foot flood punt boat while checking for distressed residents of a flooded neighborhood in Friendswood, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. The flood punt team from Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, reported to the greater Houston area on Aug. 25 and have rescued over 850 people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne...