Coast Guard rescues 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Decisive file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews rescued four mariners from their disabled lancha illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 6, 2020. While on a routine patrol a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew located a lancha with four mariners aboard signaling distress....

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel near Corpus Christi, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a submerged vessel in the Corpus Christi Channel near Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday. At 8:09 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by the towing vessel Brock, that their 25-foot workboat began taking on water while being towed. No personnel were aboard the vessel at the time. Watchstanders issued an urgent...

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel passenger near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel passenger near 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 passenger from the fishing vessel Dolphin Express approximately 29 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for the medevac from the captain of...

Coast Guard reopens Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard reopens Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard lifted the safety zone and reopened the Matagorda Ship Channel to vessel traffic Tuesday evening near Port Lavaca, Texas. The closure began Monday evening when Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel

Coast Guard responding to grounded barge in Matagorda Ship Channel
The dredge barge Everett Fisher sits aground in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded dredge barge in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners 288 miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners 288 miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a hoist of one of two mariners approximately 288 miles east southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 2, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aviation Training Center Mobile) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners from their disabled sailing vessel, Rhapsody, approximately 288 miles east southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday...

Coast Guard advises owners to use Paddle Smart identification sticker

Coast Guard advises owners to use Paddle Smart identification sticker
A CoastGuardsman holds an identification sticker used by mariners to properly identify vessels, Dec. 25, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is advising paddle-sport enthusiasts to mark their canoes, kayaks, and rowboats with a waterproof Paddle Smart vessel identification sticker that lists the owner’s name as well as phone numbers to...

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 20 miles off Port Aransas

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 20 miles off Port Aransas
An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew transfers an injured offshore vessel crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, Dec. 20, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the offshore vessel Ram XVII approximately 20 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Friday...

Coast Guard assists duck hunter near Port O’Connor

Coast Guard assists duck hunter near Port O’Connor
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a duck hunter in need of medical assistance near Port O’Connor, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from two duck hunters that a third hunter disappeared while going after their adrift vessel in the vicinity...