Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard continues to correct aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hatchet arrived on scene to Sabine-Neches Canal O Range Rear Light, Monday, and discovered a tower toppled over into the surrounding water.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to conduct aids to navigation correction and channel assessment operations, following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and...

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard corrects aids to navigation after Hurricane Laura
Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived on scene in the vicinity of Calcasieu Channel on August 28, 2020, to begin post-storm assessment following Hurricane Laura and found all aids off station.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing their response operations following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. Multiple...

Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas

Coast Guard assists towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard crew assisted a 72-foot towing vessel taking on water near Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the towing vessel, Antietam, was taking on water and in need of assistance. Antietam, who was pushing two barges, intentionally...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 5 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 5 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man approximately five miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the motor vessel Caribe Cristina stating a crewmember aboard the vessel was in need...

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Sabine Pass, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday. The crew of the Chinese-flagged 738-foot bulk carrier CF Crystal, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at about 9 a.m., to report a 29-year-old crewman had fallen overboard...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from platform in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 5 from platform in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — Five men were rescued Monday from an unmanned platform about 40 miles southeast of the Texas/Louisiana border, after their fishing boat began taking on water. The men made it to the unmanned platform and one man was able to call the Coast Guard for help at about 10:45 a.m. Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders sent a 45-foot response boat and crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard, local responders searching for missing man after collision on Sabine Lake

Coast Guard, local responders searching for missing man after collision on Sabine Lake
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after a collision occurred between the tug and barge Father Seelos and the missing man’s pleasure craft about 500 feet west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake, Sunday. Missing is John Tran of Bridge City, Texas. The captain of tug Father Seelos...

Coast Guard saved and assisted 17 lives off Texas coast

Coast Guard saved and assisted 17 lives off Texas coast
HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. In total, 10 search and rescue cases were logged: The Galveston Beach Patrol and Coast Guard Station Galveston rescued a total of 12 boaters from three separate boats after their boats capsized from severe weather Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter...

Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass rescues 2 boaters south of Sabine Pass

Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass rescues 2 boaters south of Sabine Pass
HOUSTON — Two boaters were rescued by Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass crewmembers after their sailboat was caught in rough weather south of Sabine Pass, Thursday. The boaters activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at 10:52 a.m., to notify watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston that their sailboat had suffered extensive damage due to a sudden storm, 16...