Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey

Coast Guard and Texas GLO refloat large fishing boat displaced by Harvey
James Dueñes of Texas General Land Office, Pete Jobes of Global Marine Diving and Salvage, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessye Buswell from Sector Lake Michigan, discuss future operations to remove fuel and float a sunken vessel damaged from Hurricane Harvey at Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, Texas Oct. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon. by Petty Officer 3rd...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes
The Coast Guard Cutter Forward was diverted from a counter-drug operation to respond to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane response. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flores)   Save googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Vessel recovery efforts continue in Galveston County

Vessel recovery efforts continue in Galveston County
Representatives of the Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office oversee recovery of a sunken cabin cruiser by Laredo Construction in Dickinson Bayou on Oct. 4, 2017. The Coast Guard and TGLO are working with other federal, state, and tribal agencies to coordinate recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson. Texas General Land Office...

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard and Local Agencies Remove Vessels Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Edward Primeau and Chief Petty Officer Rich Forte, both of the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team discuss the removal operations for a partially submerged vessel at Rockport Marina, Aransas, Texas, Sept. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard worked with the Texas General Land Office and contractors to remove displaced or partially submerged vessels after Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer...

Cabin cruiser sunk by Hurricane Harvey refloated in Baytown, Texas

Cabin cruiser sunk by Hurricane Harvey refloated in Baytown, Texas
From left, vessel owner David Rappelet, Petty Officer 1st Class Dave Irvin, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Anthony Winstead watch as contractors from Laredo Construction prepare to de-water and re-float Rappelet’s 38-foot cabin cruiser on Oct. 6, 2017. The Coast Guard is working with the Texas General Land Office and other federal, state, and local agencies to recover vessels damaged during Hurricane...

Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey

Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi updates port conditions after Hurricane Harvey
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas − The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi  continued to open waterways and lift restrictions within the COTP zone, Friday. As of 1:00 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: The Port of Brownsville is open with no restrictions. The Port of Corpus Christi is open with the following restrictions: All vessels requiring a First Class Pilot must conduct one-way...

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses
A Coast Guard flood punt team assists with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hastings, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Matthews) MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River assisted with Hurricane Harvey response efforts and now many of them are in Jacksonville, Florida, assisting for...

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early
Ships enter the Port of Corpus Christi after the Coast Guard reopened the port following Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard established electronic Aids to Navigation to aid in the reopening of a critical Texas port following Hurricane Harvey. Once channel and waterway assessments were completed, the Coast Guard created 13 eATON around Port Aransas, Texas,...

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response

Coast Guard deploys flood punts to assist with Hurricane Irma response
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey. Punts are small boats teams respond to floods or natural disasters. ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is deploying three flood punt teams to assist with Hurricane Irma responses, Friday. The flood punt teams will stage in Mobile, Ala., and remain ready to respond to areas affected...