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 responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls from mariners aboard disabled vessels offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a disabled pleasure craft with five adults aboard. The report stated one of...

Coast Guard assists 3 adults, 2 children on disabled vessel near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard assists 3 adults, 2 children on disabled vessel near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted three adults and two children aboard a disabled vessel approximately 35 miles offshore from Galveston, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a disabled pleasure craft with three adults and two children aboard. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sinking vessel near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sinking vessel near Sabine, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a sinking vessel 35 miles south of Sabine, Texas, Thursday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a phone call from one of the five boaters aboard a disabled pleasure craft stating their vessel was taking on water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared ClebergHOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel became disabled approximately 23 miles offshore from Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 25-foot pleasure craft with four boaters aboard by the crew of the...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Texas City, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water north of the Texas City Dike near Texas City, Texas, Friday. The missing person was described as a Caucasian male wearing a grey shirt with no life jacket. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Texas City Police Department after it was reported to them...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from damaged fishing vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from damaged fishing vessel near Sabine Pass, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues three fishermen from a 74-foot shrimp boat 20 miles offshore from Sabine Pass, Texas, June 5, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brad Harbert. HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen after they abandoned ship from a shrimp boat approximately 20 miles offshore from Sabine Pass, Texas, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Texas City

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Texas City
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two adults adrift on a cooler near the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call on VHF Ch. 16 from a mariner aboard a 32-foot recreational vessel reporting that three people aboard the...