Coast Guard reopens Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard reopens Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard lifted the safety zone and reopened the Matagorda Ship Channel to vessel traffic Tuesday evening near Port Lavaca, Texas. The closure began Monday evening when Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded dredge barge in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard closes Victoria Barge Canal after vessel allides with fendering system

VICTORIA, Texas — The Coast Guard has closed the Victoria Barge Canal after an outbound gravel barge allided with the fender system of a railroad bridge, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at approximately 1 a.m., from the bridge tender to report the incident. Marine investigators from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Victoria were dispatched to the...

Corpus Christi Coast Guard assists 16 people, responds to multiple cases during Labor Day weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to 11 cases and assisted 16 people from Friday to Monday during this Labor Day Weekend. During routine boardings on Friday, Station Port O’Connor terminated the voyages of two commercial vessels for boating under the influence of alcohol. At approximately 2 a.m. Saturday morning, Station Port O’Connor received a report of a vessel adrift. A crew...