Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard completes current measurement device in Matagorda Bay
Members of Aids to Navigation Team Port O’Connor work to finish installation of an ocean current measurement device near Port O’Connor, Texas, June 20, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team Port O’ Connor. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, in close coordination with its partner agencies, has completed the construction and testing of a current meter in...

Coast Guard opens waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay

Coast Guard opens waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has lifted the Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts, and has opened the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay, at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Houston has set the Port Condition back to normal. In the event of an emergency, the Coast Guard Sector Houston Command Center can be reached on VHF channel 16 or at (281) 464-4854. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues to broadcast notification of a Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts Tuesday on the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay. This safety zone was established late Monday night and prohibits the use of small crafts and offshore transfer operations on the waterways referenced and will remain in effect until canceled by the Captain of the Port of...

Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard boat and air crews rescued a 64-year-old man after his oyster boat went aground and began taking on water in Matagorda Bay early Friday morning and rescued another man after his oyster boat went aground in the same area FridAY afternoon. At approximately 5:30 a.m., the son of the master of the oyster vessel Two Sisters contacted Station Port Aransas by phone stating...

Texas City “Y” Response: Matagorda Bay

Texas City "Y" Response: Matagorda Bay
PORT O’CONNOR, Texas — Oil spill response plans for today center around continuing efforts to collect oiled sand and debris from impacted shoreline along South Matagorda and Mustang islands and parts of the Padre Island National Seashore. While high tides may limit areas accessible for safe activity by work crews, “Aggressive work will continue wherever and whenever possible,” according...

Coast Guard saves 4 from severe weather 24 miles off Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard saves 4 from severe weather 24 miles off Matagorda Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a sailboat caught in high seas and winds, due to severe weather in the area, approximately 24 miles offshore of Matagorda Bay, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a distress signal from a SPOT device on the 18-foot sailboat. Watchstanders launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and HU-25 Falcon jet from...