Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 25-foot recreational vessel found in the surf approximately one mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday. The search began Tuesday morning...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from oil tanker near Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from oil tanker near Galveston
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker 50 miles south of Galveston, Texas, Mar. 10, 2018.  HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58 year-old man from an oil tanker near Galveston, Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the oil tanker Nobel requesting the medevac of...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner from a fishing vessel near Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a radio transmission on Channel 16 from the fishing vessel Miro requesting the medevac of a crewmember in need of medical assistance. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas, Sunday afternoon. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Mexican lancha sits moored at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, after Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Feb. 27, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three...

Coast Guard receives upgraded HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft in Corpus Christi

Coast Guard receives upgraded HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft in Corpus Christi
An HC-144B Ocean Sentry rests on an airstrip in Corpus Christi, Texas on Feb. 20, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard received an upgraded HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium-range surveillance aircraft at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, Wednesday. The bravo upgrade expands the HC-144’s extensive sensor capability, aiding the Coast...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews responded to a vessel fire near Rockport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a radio mayday call at 6:51 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting a vessel on fire in Copano Bay. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the crew of a good Samaritan vessel rescued a 57-year-old man approximately 230 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the crew of the research vessel Hugin Explorer stating the sailing vessel Pomodoro was taking on water...