Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island

Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to rescue three stranded boaters off of Matagorda Island in a joint operation spanning most of the weekend. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a call from three boaters on a 22-foot boat saying...

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday. The Coast Guard had been searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man since 1 p.m. Sunday, after being notified by the oil rig supply vessel Go America that they had picked up three people out of the water offshore of San Jose Island, and that...

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man missing from a boat that sank Sunday off of Port Aransas. At approximately 1 p.m., the crew of the oil rig supply vessel Go America notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center watchstanders that they picked three people up out of the water offshore of San Jose Island and that there was another man...

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and boatcrew rescued two men, a father and son, from their disabled sailboat on the beach near Matagorda Island late Sunday. At approximately 11 p.m., watch standers at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center and Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Port O’Connor, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port O’Connor. The captain of the commercial fishing boat Ursula made a distress call to the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at approximately 8 a.m., saying one of his crewmembers had been experiencing...

Coast Guard, Life Flight medevac woman ejected from boat

Coast Guard, Life Flight medevac woman ejected from boat
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran hard aground Tuesday near Port O’Connor, Texas. Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor crews stepped into action after receiving a relay call from 911 at 10:49 a.m., reporting that a pleasure craft with five people aboard ran aground near Pass Cavallo, ejecting...

Coast Guard assists 9 people aboard disabled vessel taking on water near Port O’Connor

 Coast Guard assists 9 people aboard disabled vessel taking on water near Port O’Connor
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel taking on water with nine people aboard, 33 miles southeast of Port O’Connor, Sunday. At 3 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a distress call from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel High Class Hooker, stating that they were disabled and taking on water with nine persons onboard. Sector Corpus...

Coast Guard assists two disabled fishing vessels near Port O’connor

Coast Guard assists two disabled fishing vessels near Port O'connor
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted and brought two disabled fishing vessels to safety, near Port O’Connor, Saturday. At approximately 9 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a radio call from the captain of fishing vessel Capt. Bubba, requesting assistance after it became disabled while transiting through the Matagorda Jetties. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston has busy start to National Safe Boating Week

 Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston has busy start to National Safe Boating Week
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard stayed busy during the start of National Safe Boating Week, working together with good Samaritans along the Texas coast responding to mariners in distress. The following is a synopsis of significant events that occurred Friday and Saturday, with approximate times: Friday At 5 p.m., the captain of the Lucky Isabella reported the death of a crewmember who had fallen overboard....