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: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns after 60-day patrol in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns after 60-day patrol in Gulf of Mexico
USCG Cutter Dauntless File Photo HOUSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned to Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Sunday, after a 60-day patrol in the Gulf of Mexico. During the patrol, Dauntless served as an offshore command and control platform, executing multi-agency intelligence collection and law enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Crewman from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offload Aids to Navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offloaded aids to navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017,...

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts

Gulf Strike Team assists with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts
Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Weatherly, a member of the Atlantic Strike Team, assists with search and rescue efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) MOBILE, Ala. — Located at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team, along with other members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force, are playing an integral role in...

Coast Guard pulls people from rooftops in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Coast Guard pulls people from rooftops in Hurricane Harvey aftermath
Coast Guard Air Station Houston responds to search and rescue requests after Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. Houston – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston works to rescue victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Sunday. The Coast Guard is working closely with all local and state emergency operation...