Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues four teenagers from the water near Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael DubinHOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office of four teenagers on a surfboard who were being swept out to sea approximately 500-yards from shore. A good Samaritan...

Coast Guard assists 4 from capsized vessel near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard assists 4 from capsized vessel near Sabine, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of four crewmembers from a fishing vessel after it capsized near Sabine Pass, Texas, Tuesday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal from the 65-foot fishing vessel Captain M&M, which provided an approximate location of the vessel, and launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues injured man from sailing vessel

Coast Guard rescues injured man from sailing vessel
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from his sailing vessel 15 nautical miles southeast of Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders from the Eighth Coast Guard District received a notification of an SOS alert at 7:29 a.m. from the International Emergency Response Coordination...

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Lady Marie in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old man off a fishing vessel 40 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday afternoon. At 2:07 p.m., the Captain of the fishing vessel Lady Marie contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that a crew member on the vessel had suffered an eye injury due to malfunctioning machinery. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat off Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat off Sabine Pass, Texas
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 45-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel, 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday morning. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the 120-foot boat, Poppa John, stating a crewmember fell and broke a leg and an arm and was experiencing extreme pain. Watchstanders launched...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tanker off Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs 2 from tanker off Sabine, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Coast Guard crews medevaced two men after they were struck by a pressurized object and suffered injuries aboard a tank ship about 20 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge Wednesday afternoon. The crew of the tanker United Ambassador contacted Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur watchstanders, who alerted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 2:35...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken shrimp boat near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken shrimp boat near Sabine Pass, Texas
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued three men after their 28-foot shrimp boat took on water and sank in the mouth of the Sabine River, Monday morning. At approximately 4 a.m., 911 dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders that the shrimp boat Captain Kevin was taking on water. Moments later Eighth Coast Guard District New Orleans watchstanders called with...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailboat 40 miles offshore in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailboat 40 miles offshore in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a disabled and adrift 41-foot sailing vessel with two adults and one teenager aboard, 40 miles south of High Island, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, Saturday morning. The captain of the sailing vessel, Homer Odyssey, called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16, reporting the vessel had lost engine power, the mast was down, and...

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 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); At 5 p.m.,...