Coast Guard medevacs woman south of Lake Charles

Coast Guard medevacs woman south of Lake Charles
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old woman from an oil tanker 55 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from a man aboard a 22-foot pleasure craft on VHF-FM channel 16 at 3:03 p.m. that his wife was displaying symptoms...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat capsizes off Freeport

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat capsizes off Freeport
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jayven Amanonce, the coxswain of a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium from Coast Guard Station Freeport, surveys a capsized vessel approximately 10 miles miles off Freeport, Texas, July 16, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Elijah Kelley) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three adults after their vessel capsized off the coast of Freeport,...

Coast Guard medevacs crew member off Freeport

Coast Guard medevacs crew member off Freeport
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits aboard an offshore oil rig on July 9, 2023, 88 miles off Freeport, Texas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Air Station Houston) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from an oil rig 88 miles off Freeport, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a notification at 5:46 a.m....

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat collision near Galveston

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat collision near Galveston
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued five adults who were injured in a boat collision near Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a call at 9:41 p.m. on VHF-FM channel 16 from the captain of the towing vessel Richard Tolar that...

Coast Guard, partners rescue swimmer off Galveston

Coast Guard, partners rescue swimmer off Galveston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Corinne Zilnicki HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued a distressed swimmer who was swept out by a rip current off Galveston, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a Galveston Island Beach Patrol dispatcher at...

Coast Guard assists 2 men, 1 dog after boat capsizes near Sabine Pass

Coast Guard assists 2 men, 1 dog after boat capsizes near Sabine Pass
A 16-foot skiff floats partially submerged after capsizing near the Cheniere LNG plant near Sabine Pass, Texas, June 21, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station Sabine Pass) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two men and one dog after their boat capsized near Sabine Pass, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from 911 dispatchers at approximately...

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tugboat near Texas City

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a tugboat near Texas City, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received notification at 11:45 a.m. from personnel aboard the 84-foot towing vessel Andrew Walsh, transiting the Houston Ship Channel in Galveston Bay, that a 28-year-old crewman was ailing and in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers from water near Kemah, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers from water near Kemah, Texas
A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gregory Schell. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people who fell off their jet ski near Kemah, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report on VHF-FM channel 16 at 6:37 p.m. from a good Samaritan who saw a man and woman fall off their jet ski and drift toward...

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston holds change-of-command
Capt. Jason Smith, departing commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, salutes Capt. Keith Donohue, new commander of the sector, during the sector’s change-of-command ceremony in La Porte, Texas, June 9, 2023. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Nidiffer) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston personnel held a change-of-command ceremony in La Porte,...