Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a sailing vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call at 2:45 a.m. via VHF Chanel 16 from passengers aboard the 28-foot sailing vessel Irish Eyes, stating...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 boaters near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 boaters near Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three boaters after their vessel sank approximately one mile offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the Freeport Police Department informing of a passenger who called...

Coast Guard assists 7 mariners on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel became disabled near Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 28-foot pleasure craft that was drifting inside the Freeport Ship Channel. A Coast Guard Station Freeport boat crew was launched to the scene and towed the disabled vessel to Bridge Bait Marina. No injuries...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 5 from vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued five boaters after their disabled vessel began taking on water near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 18-foot vessel taking on water with five boaters aboard at the mouth of the Brazos River...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport
A Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell smallboat crew prepares to assist the Viking Lady. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled 45-foot pleasure craft, Viking Lady, with four people aboard 39 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas, Sunday. The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) and crew safely towed the vessel and crew to a commercial salvage vessel, who took over...

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas – A lifeboat with actors aboard makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted in Freeport, Grand Bahama on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the Bahamian government, the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise line industry, and emergency response teams to test and...

Overdue boater located safely in Bahamas, Coast Guard ends search

MIAMI — The Coast Guard ended its search Monday evening for an overdue boater between Fort Pierce, Fla., and the Bahamas after receiving notification he was located safely by a good Samaritan.