From the Bridge Wing 10-3-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-3-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1898 – The American barkentine, Wanderinq Jew lost her sails and sprung a leak during the severe hurricane of October 2, approximately 11 miles east by south from the station at Sullivans Island, South Carolina.  On account of distance and frequent heavy rain squalls, she was not sighted by station lookout until 3:30 pm on the following day.  A surfboat...

Mexican vessels depart U.S. ports as weather calms and Hurricane Ingrid passes

Mexican vessels depart U.S. ports as weather calms and Hurricane Ingrid passes
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel are escorting 179 Mexican shrimping vessels out of the Port of Brownsville and Port Isabel Tuesday after the fleet was provided safe harbor to escape threatening weather conditions in Mexican waters. The multiple agencies and port authorities responded to the requests from...