Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat near Port O'Connor, Texas
A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boarding team member conducts a boarding after towing a disabled sailing vessel to Caracol in Port O’Connor, Texas, Oct. 22, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port O’Connor. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled sailing vessel pushing against the north jetty near Port O’Connor, Texas, Tuesday evening. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Matagorda, Texas
A shrimping vessel lies partially submerged in Matagorda Bay near Matagorda, Texas, Aug. 26, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port O’ Connor) CORPUS CHRISTI — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners aboard a disabled vessel taking on water near Matagorda, Texas, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a disabled shrimping vessel...

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls from mariners aboard disabled vessels offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a disabled pleasure craft with five adults aboard. The report stated one of...

Coast Guard assists 2 disorientated mariners offshore Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard assists 2 disorientated mariners offshore Port O'Connor, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted two mariners who became disoriented offshore Port O’Connor, Texas, Thursday evening. At 5:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were contacted by two mariners, a 72-year-old male and a 59-year-old female, aboard a 17-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner near Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas, Tuesday evening. At approximately 7:00 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a 57-year-old mariner had been bitten by a snake while mooring his sailing vessel for the...

Coast Guard medevacs 3 after collision near Port O’Connor

Coast Guard medevacs 3 after collision near Port O'Connor
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced three boaters after a collision near Port O’Connor, Texas, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a distress call from the owner of a 38-foot pleasure craft stating his boat had been involved in a collision that resulted in...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker near Matagorda, Texas, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from a kayaker stating that his kayak sank after taking on water, leaving him clinging to an ice chest with a lifejacket on. A Coast...

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas, Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday call from the dredge Jonathon King Boyd who reported the vessel was on fire after hitting a gas pipeline while conducting...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew and a good Samaritan rescued 67-year-old Sam Jingles and his wife, 57-year-old Lisa Jingles after they crashed into a mile marker in Baffin Bay early Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Mr. Jingles was able to get a phone call to local police. They notified Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor watchstanders that two people had been hanging...