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 ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas. A body was recovered by Galveston Island Beach Patrol matching the description of the missing swimmer. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. At 9:34 p.m. Saturday evening, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston Police Department of a boy who was reported missing while swimming near 4400 Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived on scene in the vicinity of Calcasieu Channel on August 28, 2020, to begin post-storm assessment following Hurricane Laura and found all aids off station.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing their response operations following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. Multiple...

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a missing fisherman near the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a 72-year-old man who had gone missing while flounder fishing with two other individuals. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel Monday near the east jetty in Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders were notified at 6:57 p.m. via cell phone of a 22-foot disabled vessel with four people aboard hitting the east jetties due to engine failure. A Coast Guard Station Sabine 29-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 36-year-old crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, July 30, 2020. The crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel and was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately...