Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Port O'Connor, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing 19-year-old fisherman after a good Samaritan located a body matching his description Wednesday morning in Powderhorn Lake near Port O’Connor, Texas. The search began Monday evening when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified that a friend reported...

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) is on scene with a migrant vessel interdicted Oct. 6, 2019 in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal...

Coast Guard medevacs crude oil tanker crewmember 92 miles offshore Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs crude oil tanker crewmember 92 miles offshore Galveston
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover approximately 92 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the crude oil tanker Paramount Hanover for the medevac of a 20-year-old male crewmember...

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel on fire near Panama City, Florida, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center were alerted to the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon approximately 35 miles offshore of Panama City at 1:33...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas approximately 55 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the master of the Enchantment of the Seas for the medevac of an 81-year-old male passenger who...

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda

Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda
A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew out of Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi conducts an overflight of areas impacted by Tropical Depression Imelda near Houston, Sept. 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight with Congressional representatives to survey the aftermath of Tropical Depression Imelda near Beaumont, Texas, Saturday. Rear...

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A multiagency search effort for a missing diver involving the Coast Guard and local agencies ended Thursday night after the crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine located and rescued the diver off a reef near La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Rescued was a 35 year-old man, who goes by the name of Peter...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Proción (GC-103) Sunday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Saturday afternoon in Mona Passage waters near Puerto...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has ended the search for an overdue jet skier after he was found by a good Samaritan vessel approximately two miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway along the intracoastal waterway, Monday morning. At 7:52 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the...