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.,...

From the Bridge Wing 11-7-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-7-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1950 – The Coast Guard announced that it would open a limited number of Organized Reserve enlistments to male veterans of other services and to males without previous military service in an effort to bring Coast Guard port security training units up to authorized strength without delay. Previously, such enlistments had been offered only to former Coast Guardsmen. 1984...

Busy Memorial Day weekend for Houston-area Coast Guard units

Busy Memorial Day weekend for Houston-area Coast Guard units
HOUSTON — A large influx of swimmers and boaters led to multiple search and rescue cases for Coast Guard crews and Houston-area response agencies this Memorial Day weekend. In total, 10 search and rescue cases were logged from Friday to Monday, which tragically included four drownings. A summary of some of the efforts are: Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston command center staff managed 10...

Coast Guard responds to vessel grounding near Sabine

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel near the Sabine jetties, Friday. Watchstanders from Sector Houston-Galveston received a call on Channel 16 at 6:17 a.m. reporting that the M/V Miss Pearl ran aground on the west side of the Sabine jetties. It was also reported that the four-person crew had suffered various injuries. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues three after helicopter makes emergency landing at sea

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their helicopter made an emergency landing approximately 10 miles from Sabine Pass, Saturday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from Rotorcraft Leasing Company, LLC., owner of the helicopter, stating that the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, and the crew of three were entering a life raft. The company also...

Coast Guard Cutter Heron to hold Change of Command ceremony

Cutter Heron LogoHOUSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Heron will host a Change of Command ceremony May 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Coast Guard Station Sabine, 7034 South First Street in Sabine Pass. During the Change of Command ceremony Lt. j.g. Brian E. Field will assume the responsibility of commanding officer from Lt. j.g. Taylor C. Kellogg. Kellogg, has been the commanding...