Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston

Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston
Two MH-65 helicopters sit prepped and ready as the Coast Guard prepared for response efforts at Air Station Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. HOUSTON — U.S. Coast Guard is conducting urban search and rescue in the greater Houston area. Do not call for rescue if you are not in a life-threatening situation....

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old man off a fishing vessel 40 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday afternoon. At 2:07 p.m., the Captain of the fishing vessel Lady Marie contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that a crew member on the vessel had suffered an eye injury due to malfunctioning machinery. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Captain John in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Captain John in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old man off a fishing vessel 50 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday afternoon. At 11:20 a.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Captain John contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that a passenger was...

Coast Guard searching for missing woman off Bolivar, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing woman off Bolivar, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a woman who went missing Monday afternoon near Crystal Beach on Bolivar. Missing is Brandy Mosley, 33, last seen wearing a grey shirt and maroon shorts. At 2 p.m., Galveston County Sheriffs Office dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that Mosley had gone...

Coast Guard opens waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay

Coast Guard opens waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has lifted the Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts, and has opened the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay, at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Houston has set the Port Condition back to normal. In the event of an emergency, the Coast Guard Sector Houston Command Center can be reached on VHF channel 16 or at (281) 464-4854. ...

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues to broadcast notification of a Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts Tuesday on the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay. This safety zone was established late Monday night and prohibits the use of small crafts and offshore transfer operations on the waterways referenced and will remain in effect until canceled by the Captain of the Port of...

Coast Guard, Houston Police stop security zone violator in Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard, Houston Police stop security zone violator in Houston Ship Channel
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard issued a violation to a recreational boat captain who failed to heave to after entering a Coast Guard-regulated security zone, Thursday, in the Houston Ship Channel. Coast Guard Sector Houston’s Vessel Traffic Service detected the 38-foot boat illegally entering the security zone. A Houston Police Department marine division boatcrew intercepted the boat after ignoring...

Coast Guard, Baytown fire, police and dive teams search for missing boater

Coast Guard, Baytown fire, police and dive teams search for missing boater
HOUSTON — Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews searched for a missing boater after a collision off Roseland Park, near Baytown, Saturday afternoon. The Baytown Police Department contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstandars at 4:45 p.m., requesting their assistance in finding a missing boater. They reported that a 17-foot center console boat and a jon boat collided, which sent the two men aboard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing tanker crewmember

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing crewmember, who fell overboard from a 750-foot oil tanker 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing is Feng Li, 31. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 27 hours, covering 17,815 square nautical miles, in an effort to locate Li. Crews and aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Coast Guard...