Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas
A Station South Padre Island Response Boat-Medium boat crew assist a shrimping vessel taking on water 28-miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 17, 2020. No injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 56-foot shrimping vessel approximately 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people stranded on dunes in Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 people stranded on dunes in Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued four people stranded on dunes south of the Port Mansfield Cut ocean side in Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders received a report from Willacy County dispatch of a vehicle with four people trapped on the dunes...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled vessel Sunday near the South Padre Island north jetty. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders were notified at 10:27 a.m. via Cameron County dispatch of a disabled vessel drifting towards...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday after a body matching the description of the missing swimmer was located two miles north of Beach Access 6 near South Padre Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were initially notified Wednesday morning by South Padre Island Police Department of...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near South Padre Island

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause CORPUS CHRSTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old male who was last seen swimming near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Missing is Christian Reddix a 26-year-old African-American male with red hair last seen wearing black shorts and a white tank top. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island holds change-of-command
Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Ippolito relieves Lt. Kurt Mees as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island during a change-of-command ceremony in South Padre Island, Texas, July 10, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Ippolito relieved Lt. Kurt Mees as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island during a change-of-command...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their 26-foot vessel capsized near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified of a vessel that had capsized with three people aboard in the vicinity of the South Padre Island jetties. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners...

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners aboard a disabled vessel approximately 46 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 32-foot vessel with three mariners aboard who had lost steering 46 miles offshore. The Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...