Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island
Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel’s crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel, Texas
The fishing vessel Master D on fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Aug. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from a life raft after their fishing vessel caught fire approximately 40 miles east of Port Isabel, Texas, Friday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position...

Coast guard rescues 17 from vessel taking on water near South Padre

Coast guard rescues 17 from vessel taking on water near South Padre
Coast Guard boat crew members assist the Thunderbird, a 46-foot charter vessel taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 17 people aboard a charter boat taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a distress call from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 jet skiers near Port Isabel, Texas
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two jet skiers near Port Isabel, Texas, Friday afternoon. During a routine patrol, A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island encountered two jet skiers and an overturned jet ski. Both people were rescued and taken to Sea Ranch Marina two miles east of Port Isabel...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier in southern Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews May 30, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near South Padre Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued one boater and recovered a second unresponsive boater after their vessel capsized near South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 11:30 a.m....

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near Port Isabel, Texas
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewmember Friday morning from a fishing vessel three miles southeast of Port Isabel, Texas. At 8:22 a.m., the captain of the fishing vessel John Henry contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a crewmember had suffered...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from capsized boat near South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from capsized boat near South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard crew and police officers pulled four people from the water 1 mile off Port Isabel Monday morning. “The positive results were definitely due to the fact that the four people had life jackets,” said Chief Warrant Officer Homar Barrera, a search and rescue coordinator. “It is highly encouraged that all mariners wear lifejackets at all times, especially...