Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Aransas Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Aransas Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boater near Aransas Bay, Texas. A body matching the description of the missing boater was located by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On Friday, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 2:20 a.m. from Customs and Border Protection stating a paddleboat capsized...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 10 miles offshore Port Aransas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel 10 miles offshore Port Aransas
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer Patrick D. Kelley CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 68-year-old man Wednesday after his vessel became disabled 10 miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification at 3:02 p.m. of a 26-foot vessel disabled due to engine failure...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Tuesday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support and four boat crews interdicted four lanchas with 19 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing and seized approximately 3,000 lbs of red snapper and 11 sharks. “The...

Coast Guard assists 5 from vessel taking on water in Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard assists 5 from vessel taking on water in Matagorda Bay, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted five boaters after their vessel began taking on water in Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor, Texas, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of a 40-foot pleasure craft vessel taking on water with...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners, dog near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners, dog near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer Patrick D. Kelley CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners and a dog after their vessel capsized near the Port Aransas jetties in Port Aransas, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a notification at 7:54 a.m. from the Port Aransas Police Department...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker offshore Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 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 41-year-old man from a tanker vessel offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 9:40 a.m. via cell phone from the crew of the Fortunato,...

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm
Lt. Milanese carries a rehabilitated turtle from a transport truck to Coast Guard a small boat at Station Port Aransas, Texas, Feb. 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and partner agencies released approximately 146 sea turtles displaced by a recent winter storm near Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas
Two Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi rescue swimmers rescue 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 60 sea turtles that were in need of life-saving assistance after being affected by a recent winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Two aviation survival technicians, or rescue...