Coast Guard responds to breakaway barges striking I-10 San Jacinto River bridge

Coast Guard responds to breakaway barges striking I-10 San Jacinto River bridge
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding after at least two barges struck the I-10 San Jacinto River Bridge near Channelview, Texas, Friday. At 12:05 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that nine barges had broken away from their moorings at the San Jacinto River Fleet, north of the San Jacinto River bridge. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration

Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard reopened the Houston Ship Channel Friday after a protest demonstration near Baytown, Texas. “Our partnerships with federal, state and local agencies as well as stakeholders allows us to quickly respond to any maritime safety concerns and mitigate impact to the waterway,” said Capt. Richard Howes, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston deputy commander. “The work...

Coast Guard closes portion of Houston Ship Channel due to protestors

Coast Guard closes portion of Houston Ship Channel due to protestors
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Houston Ship Channel due to protestors near Baytown, Texas, Thursday. At 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that approximately 11 individuals were suspended from the Fred Hartman Bridge. A Coast Guard Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to the scene. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended the search for the good Samaritan who was last seen attempting to assist a kayaker off the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas. At 10:37 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a body had been recovered matching the description of the missing person. The search began Wednesday...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk

Coast Guard searching for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a good Samaritan who went missing after attempting to assist a kayaker off the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a 57-year-old male Kemah Boardwalk employee who went missing after...

Coast Guard responding to collision on Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas

Coast Guard responding to collision on Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas
HOUSTON — A unified command has been established to respond to a collision on the Houston Ship Channel at Light 71-74 between a 755-foot tanker and a tug pushing two barges near Bayport, Texas, Friday. The unified command consists of the Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Kirby Inland Marine. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the tanker Genesis River...

Coast Guard searches aircraft crash site near Anahuac, Texas

Coast Guard searches aircraft crash site near Anahuac, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for three crewmembers of a cargo plane that crashed in a marsh near Anahuac, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Federal Aviation Administration reporting that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo...

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard update on Hurricane Harvey response
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues response efforts for Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews rescued in total 20 people and a dog after they received reports from watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Saturday morning and afternoon. “Our Coast Guard members prepare on a daily basis for anything...

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas
Coast Guard boat and aircrews assisted six adults and two children after their 46-foot boat, Euphoria, ran aground off Eagle’s Point near San Leon, Texas, Sept. 5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Vincent Moreno HOUSTON — The Coast Guard coordinated with Sea Tow Monday afternoon, to assist six adults and two children off their boat that became grounded and began taking on water...