Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member off Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs tugboat crew member 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 medically evacuated a 60-year-old mariner from a tugboat approximately 65 miles off Galveston, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at about 4 p.m. from the 116-foot tugboat Leigh Ann Moran stating a crew member was...

Coast Guard assists 5 after collision near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard assists 5 after collision near Port O'Connor, Texas
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pelican tows a disabled 84-foot fishing boat after a vessel collision 15 miles off Port O’Connor, Texas, July 26, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Coast Guard Cutter Pelican) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted five crew members aboard an 84-foot fishing vessel near Port O’Connor, Texas, Monday. At approximately 9 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters after their vessel began taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received a personal locator beacon activation alert at about 5 p.m. for an unknown...

Coast Guard seizes 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard seizes 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew seizes approximately 399 lbs of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas, July 21, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo Courtesy of Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 8 people aboard vessel taking on water off Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard assists 8 people aboard vessel taking on water off 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 and a good Samaritan assisted eight people aboard a vessel taking on water 22 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Texas, Friday. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday call over VHF-FM...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday. A barge pushed by the ITV Albert reportedly allided with the ITV Paddy as it transited the Port Isabel Offshore Terminal, resulting in one of the ITV Paddy’s barges sustaining damage and releasing gasoline into the waterway. It is currently estimated that five to 10 gallons of fuel...

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi conducts change-of-command

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi conducts change-of-command
Coast Guard Capt. Hans Govertsen, new commanding officer of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau, commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, and, Capt. Edward Gaynor, outgoing commanding officer of the unit, smile during a change-of-command ceremony, June 18, 2021, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Corinne Zilnicki) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for person in water near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for person in water 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 and partner agency crews are searching for a 19-year-old male in the water last seen swimming south of the Port Aransas jetties. The swimmer was reported to have curly hair and was last seen wearing pineapple print shorts. Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 9 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 9 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 74-year-old male from a charter vessel 9 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 8:42 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the charter vessel Thunderbird stating a mariner was exhibiting...