Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters after their vessel began taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received a personal locator beacon activation alert at about 5 p.m. for an unknown...

Coast Guard seizes 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard seizes 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew seizes approximately 399 lbs of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas, July 21, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo Courtesy of Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues person in water off Isla Blanca, Texas

Coast Guard rescues person in water off Isla Blanca, 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 rescued a person in the water Tuesday off Isla Blanca, Texas. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstander was notified by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 12:30 a.m. of a person in the water. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a gasoline spill near Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday. A barge pushed by the ITV Albert reportedly allided with the ITV Paddy as it transited the Port Isabel Offshore Terminal, resulting in one of the ITV Paddy’s barges sustaining damage and releasing gasoline into the waterway. It is currently estimated that five to 10 gallons of fuel...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 9 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 9 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 74-year-old male from a charter vessel 9 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 8:42 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the charter vessel Thunderbird stating a mariner was exhibiting...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Port Mansfield

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Port Mansfield
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 rescued four boaters after their vessel began taking on water approximately 13 miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas, Monday. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification from a...

Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crew members seized 216 pounds of marijuana Apr. 20, 2021, in South Padre Island, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders observed four individuals swimming across the Brownsville Ship Channel with...

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel at Isla Blanca Pier near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew had noticed a van parked on the beach with the vessel nearby and attempted to approach the vessel. Upon being approached, the vessel fled the...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 2:20 a.m. from Customs and Border Protection stating a paddleboat capsized...