Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard crew assisted a 72-foot towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the towing vessel, Antietam, was taking on water and in need of assistance. Antietam, who was pushing two barges, intentionally...

Coast Guard, TGLO responds to oil spill after vessel accident near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard, TGLO responds to oil spill after vessel accident near Port Arthur, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office are responding to an oil spill after an accident involving the towing vessel Savage Pathfinder and the motor vessel Endurance at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday evening. An estimated 13,272 gallons of marine diesel fuel was discharged. The source of the leak has been secured. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and...

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard responds to flooding in Port Arthur, Texas
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Hicks, assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans, rescues a child in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas, August 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy by MSST New Orleans) HOUSTON – The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are conducting search and rescue operations in support of Hurricane Harvey...

Crew vessel freed after running aground on jetty near Cameron, Louisiana

Crew vessel freed after running aground on jetty near Cameron, Louisiana
The 120-foot offshore supply vessel, Miss Lynda, makes way in Louisiana Mar. 9, 2017, after getting free from grounding on the West Cameron Jetties. U.S. Coast Guard photo. LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana – Coast Guard crews and salvage crews from McKinney Salvage & Heavy Lift, Inc., coordinated efforts to free a grounded crew boat off the West Cameron Jetties, Thursday. Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tanker off Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tanker off Sabine, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Coast Guard crews medevaced two men after they were struck by a pressurized object and suffered injuries aboard a tank ship about 20 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge Wednesday afternoon. The crew of the tanker United Ambassador contacted Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur watchstanders, who alerted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 2:35...

MSU Port Arthur to receive National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award

HOUSTON – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur has been selected to receive the National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award, Sept. 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz. The NDTA Military Unit Award highlights outstanding military units that have gone above and beyond service requirements in the field of transportation and logistics. Units to receive the NDTA Military Unit Award...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur to hold change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur will hold a change of command ceremony during which, Capt. John Plunkett will officially retire and transfer the duties of commanding officer to Capt. George Paitl. Rear Adm. Roy A. Nash, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, will preside over the change of command ceremony. Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, directory of prevention policy will preside over the retirement. Paitl...

Coast Guard responds to allision on Sabine River

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is currently responding to an allision that occurred early Thursday morning between the motor vessel King Yukon and the fishing vessel Capt Scott near Mesquite Point on the Sabine River. No injuries were sustained during the incident. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Port Arthur initially received the call at approximately...