Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 5 from sinking fishing vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 5 from sinking fishing vessel
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin HOUSTON, Texas — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel rescued 5 people Tuesday after their fishing vessel began taking on water and sinking approximately 180 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard 8th District command center watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert at 10:12 p.m. registered...

Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas
A Station South Padre Island Response Boat-Medium boat crew assist a shrimping vessel taking on water 28-miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 17, 2020. No injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 56-foot shrimping vessel approximately 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner offshore Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner offshore Corpus Christi, Texas
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responds to a medevac request near Christi, Texas, Nov. 16, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner nine miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from a crewmember aboard the tanker vessel Hoegh Galleon...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner offshore Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner offshore Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner approximately five miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified of a 37-year-old crewmember experiencing abdominal pain. Watchstanders consulted...

Coast Guard, Texas Game Wardens join forces for duck season opener

Coast Guard, Texas Game Wardens join forces for duck season opener
Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens after conducting boating safety inspections, verifying federal licensing requirements of charter vessel operators, and ensuring hunters followed all state hunting regulations for the duck season opener in Corpus Christi, Texas, November 8, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boarding teams based in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas joined...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water off Galveston

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water off Galveston
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a sailing vessel that began taking on water with one person aboard approximately 35 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, Monday. At approximately 11 a.m., a vessel operator contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report their vessel was...

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
A launch crew is interdicted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews for engaging in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-setting number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel detected a...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel off Baffin Bay, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel off Baffin Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old male from a fishing vessel 15 miles off Baffin Bay, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 8:30 p.m. Thursday from the crew of the 77-foot fishing vessel Los Nietos, stating a crewmember...

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized sailboat near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized sailboat near Corpus Christi
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick KelleyCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailboat capsized near Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 2:15 a.m. of a capsized 27-foot sailboat with one person aboard in the La Quinta Channel. A...