Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boater in the Colorado River near Matagorda, Texas. Approximately three square miles were covered over 13 hours by aircraft and vessel during the search. Saturday morning, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of five individuals who were...

Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift vessel near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift vessel near Corpus Christi
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned, adrift vessel found in the vicinity of Nueces Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of an unmanned, adrift green Jon boat with an ice chest and food floating...

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta
U.S. Coast Guard crew members set up barriers around the unit in preparation for Hurricane Delta at Coast Guard Station Venice, Louisiana on October 6, 2020. The barriers stood up around the unit help prevent flooding caused by the hurricane. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region are preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Delta. Coast Guard...

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...