Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieves Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Coast Guard Harbor Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieved Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their 26-foot vessel capsized near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified of a vessel that had capsized with three people aboard in the vicinity of the South Padre Island jetties. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners...

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners aboard a disabled vessel approximately 46 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 32-foot vessel with three mariners aboard who had lost steering 46 miles offshore. The Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon...

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Port O’Connor, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued five boaters after their vessel began taking on water offshore of the Matagorda jetties near Port O’Connor, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department of...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Corpus Christi
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water in the Packery Channel after the Corpus Christi Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders that the body of the 26-year-old man was discovered approximately 100-yards off the north jetty near Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Corpus Christi, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Manta Logo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water off the north jetty of the Packery Channel near Corpus Christi, Texas,. Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified Wednesday evening of a 26-year-old male boogie boarder reportedly caught in a riptide and last seen off the north jetty of the Packery Channel. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Port Aransas, Texas
A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew rescue a mariner after his recreational vessel capsized south of the Port Aransas jetties near Port Aransas, Texas, June 2, 2020. The two men aboard were unable to access their personal flotation devices after a wave capsized their vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 7 miles off Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 7 miles off Corpus Christi, Texas
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists an injured crewmember from the offshore support vessel Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, May 28, 2020. The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline. (U.S. Coast Guard video capture) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel began taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Wednesday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the crew of the 51-foot Smoker II that they were taking on water. The vessel’s dewatering pumps were keeping up with the flow of water,...