Coast Guard Captain of the Port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi

Coast Guard Captain of the Port updates port conditions in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard captain of the port has begun opening certain waterways within the COTP zone, Wednesday. As of 1 p.m. the following ports and waterways are open: Port of Brownsville Port of Corpus Christi var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Tug and barge with drafts not exceeding 20-feet currently...

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Port of Brownsville returned to normal operations Thursday, after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that sought safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly. The Coast Guard started receiving requests at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Mexican shrimp fleets homeported in Tampico and Campeche, Mexico, for their vessels to seek safe harbor from 13-foot seas and high winds....

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection continue escorting Mexican vessels to safe harbor

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection continue escorting Mexican vessels to safe harbor
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection crews escorted 53 Mexican shrimping vessels into the Port of Brownsville Saturday and are escorting another 32 Mexican vessels into port Sunday. “We have issued a small craft advisory for the Coastal Bend region and are advising mariners of the large swells and high tides along the South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beaches,”...

Coast Guard rescues multiple people from grounded vessels near Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Coast Guard, along with the Cameron County Constables, South Padre Island Fire Department and the Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Division responded to multiple reports of vessels in distress late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The vessels were Mexican-flagged fishing boats seeking safe harbor in the Port of Brownsville because of Tropical Storm Hermine.