Coast Guard advises taking precautions as Tropical Storm Beta approaches

Coast Guard advises taking precautions as Tropical Storm Beta approaches
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is advising the maritime community to remain vigilant to weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Beta and to take the necessary precautions as this weather system approaches the Texas Coast. Tropical Storm Beta is expected to impact the Texas Coast as early as Sunday. Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current port conditions can be viewed on the following...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Sally, pre-stage response teams
Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River readies supplies in preparation for Hurricane Sally in Hattiesburg, Miss., September 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard crews in the Gulf Coast region continue to monitor Hurricane Sally and pre-stage response crews and equipment Tuesday. Aircraft, boats and personnel are...

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region spent Monday preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Sally. Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged...

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted Operation Reel-It-In Aug. 4-7, 2020, along the southern Texas coastal region. The goal of the operation was to promote the safety of charter vessel operations and enforce applicable regulations to uninspected passenger vessels. During the operation, Coast...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard establishes safety zone near Corpus Christi, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Coast Guard has established a safety zone Tuesday southeast of San Jose Island near Corpus Christi, Texas, to facilitate the salvage of six tank barges located on the southeastern side of the island. The safety zone will remain in effect from Feb. 3, 2020 until March 10, 2020 during daylight hours. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized...

Coast Guard suspends search for small overdue aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search for small overdue aircraft
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a small private aircraft and pilot in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 62,565 square-nautical miles for approximately 21 hours but were unable to find the aircraft or pilot. Involved in the search were: Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean...

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda
A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew out of Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi conducts an overflight of areas impacted by Tropical Depression Imelda near Houston, Sept. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight with Congressional representatives to survey the aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda near Beaumont, Texas, Saturday. Rear...

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard adjusts port conditions in Gulf Coast region
Members from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River prepare flood punt equipment in preparation for a forecast tropical depression in St. Louis July 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions and pre-staging response assets in the Gulf Coast region due to a forecast tropical depression expected to form by Thursday. Port conditions change...

Coast Guard medevacs man near South Padre Island

Coast Guard medevacs man near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old man at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Marques was in need of medical...