New hurricane resistant Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass dedicated

New hurricane resistant Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass dedicated
HOUSTON — A new efficient, environmentally friendly and hurricane resistant Coast Guard station was dedicated Thursday, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the new Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass. The old station was finally demolished and rebuilt after hurricanes Rita, Humberto, Gustav and Ike all took their toll on the unit. Extensive, wide-spread damage was done by Hurricane Ike which prompted...

Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

Debris surrounds one of the buildings that sustained major damage at Sector Field Office Galveston following Hurricane Ike.A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Dec. 13, 2010, to commemorate the opening of new Sector Field Office Galveston Multi-Mission Building.  In 2008, SFO Galveston was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike.  After more than two years,  the men and women stationed at SFO...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns to Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas— The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, the largest Coast Guard cutter stationed along the Texas coast, will return to its homeport of Galveston, Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at approximately 11 a.m. Aside from a brief period to resupply, this marks the cutter's first true return to its homeport since Hurricane Ike.

Coast Guard Station Houston to hold establishment ceremony

HOUSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Station Houston is scheduled to hold an official establishment ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, on the front lawn of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston.

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless to hold Change of Command ceremony

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, homeported in Galveston, will be hosting a Change of Command ceremony June 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building located at 2000 Fort Point Rd., Galveston, Texas, 77550.

Resolute crew returns home after seven months in dry dock

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, homeported in St. Petersburg, is scheduled to return home at 9 a.m. Wednesday, after spending seven months in dry dock at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore.

One Veterans Story – Shane Moore’s monumental moment

by Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello Hurricane Ike was a natural disaster that will long be etched in the minds of Texans for years to come. Thousands of Galveston-area residents suffered devastating loss. For Petty Officer 3rd Class Shane Moore, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, the events of Hurricane Ike will be etched for a lifetime in his memory, but for a different reason. Moore, a 23-year-old Cabot,...

Restrictions eased on Hurricane Ike affected Waterways

HOUSTON – The Captain of the Port (COTP) for Houston-Galveston has opened the Houston Ship Channel from the Sea Buoy to the Turning Basin for all transits up to project depth, for both night and day transits. The COTP has also eased restrictions at the Port Freeport, Tx. The waterway in Freeport is open to vessels with drafts of 38 feet or less during daylight hours, and is open to vessels with...

Update on Gulf Coast Waterways Openings

HOUSTON – The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard continue to reset navigational markers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, allowing merchant ships to operate in near normal conditions. After Hurricane Ike roared ashore Sept. 13, Coast Guard personnel in South East Texas and Louisiana have worked tirelessly to restore the waterways that are vital to America’s economy. Even as a category...