Coast Guard suspends search for missing shrimp boat crewmember in Gulf of Mexico

USCG File PhotoHOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico, at 6 p.m., Friday. Arturo Hernandez of Brownsville went missing Thursday morning after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a mayday call via the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system from the crew of the Mario Arturo II, reporting the vessel was taking on water. The...

Coast Guard continues search in Gulf of Mexico for shrimp boat captain

USCG File PhotoHOUSTON— The Coast Guard continues to search the Gulf of Mexico for the captain of a commercial shrimp boat who went missing after his boat sank approximately 10 miles south of Galveston, Thursday. Arturo Hernandez of Brownsville remains missing after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a mayday call at approximately 3 a.m. via the Coast Guard’s Rescue...