Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Baffin Bay, Texas

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Baffin Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 22 miles offshore of Baffin Bay, Texas, Saturday night. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that the fishing vessel Juanitas was taking on water and in need of assistance. A Sector/Air...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 115 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs diver 115 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas
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 54-year-old diver from a charter vessel approximately 115 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Saturday night. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a representative of the vessel Fling of a female...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for tropical disturbance off Texas coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for tropical disturbance off Texas coast
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is urging the public to take necessary precautions before landfall of a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi personnel are preparing for a tropical depression, and are working closely with federal, state and local partners to mitigate the effects of flooding associated with the storm. The Coast Guard urges...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A cooler containing illegally caught snapper sits aboard a Mexican lancha boat moored at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews Sep. 6, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat fishing illegally in federal waters off...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island
Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel’s crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews display the catch of a Mexican lancha boat crew who was engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Sept. 2, 2018. 113 snappers and two sharks, totaling 430 pounds, were seized. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal...

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Incident Management Division personnel oversee oil recovery operations at Flint Hills Resource Dock 3 in the Corpus Christ, Texas, Inner Harbor, Sept. 1, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office personnel continued to respond Saturday to a spill of vacuum gas oil at Flint Hills Resource Dock...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas
The fishing vessel Master D on fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Aug. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from a life raft after their fishing vessel caught fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Friday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Corpus Christi, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews are responding to an oil spill from an overloaded barge moored at Flint Hills East Dock near Corpus Christi, Thursday evening. An estimated 1,176 gallons of oil was discharged. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Incident Management Division, along with Corpus Christi Oil Spill Association, Flint Hills and barge crews, are currently on scene and...