Coast Guard, Jamaica Beach Fire Department rescue 2 mariners near Galveston

Coast Guard, Jamaica Beach Fire Department rescue 2 mariners near Galveston
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the Jamaica Beach Fire Department rescued two mariners from the water after their vessel capsized in the Intracoastal Waterway near Galveston, Texas, Monday. At 11:41 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a vessel was taking...

Coast Guard ends search for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston

Coast Guard ends search for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended its search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 16-foot fishing vessel that was located south of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at approximately 8 a.m. from a good Samaritan of the unmanned vessel. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast to vessels in the area....

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston

Coast Guard searching for owner of adrift fishing boat near Galveston
An unmanned 16-foot fishing boat beached on the south shores of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Feb. 28, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 16-foot fishing boat located south of Tiki Island in Galveston, Texas, Friday. The registration number of the vessel is TX3724ST. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Dream passenger offshore Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Dream passenger offshore Galveston
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Dream offshore of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the master of Carnival Dream for the medevac of a 40-year-old female passenger reportedly in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard completes Pappy’s Pride response operations near Galveston

Coast Guard completes Pappy's Pride response operations near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has completed response operations with the fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride near Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. The Pappy’s Pride has been removed from the edge of Galveston Bay Entrance Channel and no longer poses a hazard to navigation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now the lead federal agency involved in the response and salvage operations. “Safety has...

Coast Guard assists 2 mariners near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard assists 2 mariners near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two mariners after their vessel ran aground on Mud Island near Galveston, Texas, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled barge with two mariners aboard requesting assistance due to exposure to inclement weather. Watchstanders issued a marine...

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Swimmer Off Galveston Jetties

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard, along with the Galveston Beach Patrol and the Galveston Police Department, are currently searching for a missing swimmer off the Galveston jetties, Thursday.

Tar balls along Texas coast are from Deepwater Horizon

HOUSTON — Tar balls collected from the Crystal Beach area of the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday came from the Deepwater Horizon spill, tests have confirmed, but it is unclear how the material got to Texas.

Coast Guard medevacs 43-year-old male near Galveston

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old male from the motor vessel Sicily, 28 nautical miles southeast of Galveston, Wednesday.