Coast Guard rescues man who fell off tanker ship 10 miles off Galveston
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a distress call at approximately 9:23 a.m. Sunday from personnel aboard the tanker vessel Ghibli, stating that a crew member had fallen overboard and was not wearing a life jacket.
US, Japan and Australia plan joint navy drills in disputed South China Sea, Philippine officials say
Two Philippine security officials said that the United States, Japan and Australia are planning a joint navy drill this week in the South China Sea off the western Philippines after a recent show of Chinese aggression in the disputed waters.
Coast Guard medevacs oil rig crewman experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest from rig 88 miles off Freeport
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a notification at 5:46 a.m. that a 50-year-old oil rig crewman was experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest and needed medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.
Coast Guard rescues 4 men from sinking shrimp boat off the coast of Jamaica Beach
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued four men from a shrimp boat that was taking on water early Friday. Now they are monitoring a pollution response, because of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel potentially on the sinking vessel.
Annual event highlights Coast Guard heroism and mission excellence
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, celebrated selected honorees who have exemplified heroism and mission excellence.
Coast Guard searching for woman who may have fallen overboard Carnival cruise ship near SouthWest Pass, Louisiana
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing cruise ship passenger, approximately 150 miles offshore SouthWest Pass, Louisiana.The passenger is described as a 32-year-old African American woman.
Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in boat fire
The captain of a scuba diving boat that burned and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people below deck, has pleaded not guilty to federal manslaughter charges. Jerry Boylan surrendered Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, and was arraigned in Los Angeles federal court on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The captain of a scuba diving boat that burned and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to manslaughter charges. Jerry Boylan was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. Truth Aquatics has sued in federal court under a provision in maritime law to avoid payouts to the families of the victims.
Search underway for man who fell from tanker vessel near Sabine Pass, Coast Guard says
SABINE PASS, Texas – The Coast Guard has been searching for a 27-year-old man in the water near Sabine Pass since Wednesday evening. The man was last seen wearing an orange life jacket and coveralls with reflective tape, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notifications that the man was a crew member who had fallen overboard from the tanker vessel Sagami nearly 29 miles offshore. Watchstanders dispatched a search crew to look for the man, who hasn’t been found. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854.
California boat owners faulted for fire that killed 34
The NTSB also faulted the Coast Guard for not enforcing that requirement and recommended it develop a program to ensure boats with overnight passengers actually have the watchman. Last year’s tragedy during a Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion near Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara prompted criminal and safety investigations. Before the disaster, Boylan and Truth Aquatics enjoyed a good reputation with customers and the Santa Barbara boating community. Attorneys for Boylan and Truth Aquatics did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The families of 32 victims have filed claims against the boat owners, Glen and Dana Fritzler, and Truth Aquatics.
Marine general has COVID after Pentagon meeting
Ray attended the Joint Chiefs meeting Friday in the so-called Tank — the classified meeting room in the Pentagon. Officials said that is where most of the military leaders were exposed to him, but he also had other meetings with officials. The Marine Corps remains operationally ready to answer the Nation’s call.”The news of the positive tests has stunned officials at the Pentagon. Overall, more than 47,000 service members have tested positive for the virus, as of Monday; 625 have been hospitalized and eight have died. According to officials, the military leaders were negative at that time, and they will continue to be tested in the coming days.
Military leaders quarantined after official tests positive
The nation's top military leaders were under self-quarantine Tuesday, Oct. 6, after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)WASHINGTON – The nation's top military leaders were under self-quarantine Tuesday after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said. Officials said that is where most of the military leaders were exposed to him, but he also had other meetings with officials. According to officials, the military leaders were negative at that time, and they will continue to be tested in the coming days. Some stayed home after having been exposed to the virus and other military leaders have self-quarantined for a short time after returning from travel.
WATCH: Massive fire along refinery row in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Firefighters are working to put out a massive fire along refinery row in Corpus Christi. According to Corpus Christi police, the incident happened near Lantana and along River Road. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene, hoisted two injured crewmembers, and transferred them to Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene, hoisted two injured crewmembers, and transferred them to Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene, hoisted two injured crewmembers, and transferred them to Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area.
UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing man and woman near Seabrook after bodies matching description found
SEABROOK, Texas – The Coast Guard rescued a 13-year-old girl but ended its search for two other people in the water near Seabrook Wednesday afternoon after two bodies were discovered that matched the description of the missing boaters, officials announced. The Coast Guard said a boat crew arrived on-scene and rescued a 13-year-old girl who told them two other people were still missing. According to the Coast Guard, the missing boaters were a man in his early 60′s and a woman in her early 30′s. Officials said at about 8:27 a.m. Wednesday, a search crew found a body that matched the description of the missing man in this 60s. At about 3 p.m., officials found another body that matched the description of the missing woman in her 30s.
Search continues for missing man thrown from boat near Kemah
KEMAH, Texas – The search for a missing boater continues Sunday after a man was thrown from a boat without a life jacket on approximately five miles east of Kemah Saturday. The missing boater, identified as Shawn Scarbrough, was last seen wearing a blue shirt with grey shorts. The other three boaters on the vessel were not ejected and are uninjured, officials said. The Coast Guard, Kemah Fire Department, Seabrook Police Department and Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are among the agencies searching for the missing boater. The Coast Guard and DPS have helicopters flying over the scene.
Houston-area family searching for their grandfather’s old Coast Guard jacket that was accidentally donated
Attention all thrift shoppers – have you seen this jacket? A family is looking for their grandfather’s missing Coast Guard jacket, which might have been accidentally donated. The Coast Guard jacket is embroidered with the names “Steve” and “Mary” on the interior of the sleeve. According to Kyle Voorhees, his grandfather’s coat could potentially be at Goodwill Donation Center in the Friendswood area, if it hasn’t been purchased yet. The grandson is willing to buyback the jacket from the finder for the same price as it was purchased.
U.S. Coast Guard searches for missing boater near Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater in West Bay near Galveston Monday. Danny Wren, 63, was reportedly last seen wearing a red shirt with no lifejacket at around 11:15 p.m. Sunday evening, watchstanders said. Watchstanders said they were notified of a missing boater near Middle Deer Island who had lost control of his 16-foot skiff while attempting to retrieve his brother who was wade fishing at the time. Coast Guard said the brother was unable to notify authorities until a good Samaritan vessel arrived at the scene. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to search.
Coast Guard suspends search for boat carrying 4 adults, 3 children near Baytown
BAYTOWN, Texas – The Coast Guard, Baytown Fire Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Houston Police Department have suspended the search for a boat carrying seven people in Cedar Bayou, just west of the U.S. Highway 146 bridge near Baytown. Chellsey Phillips, Sector Houston-Galveston command duty officer. After that report, the Coast Guard said communication was lost. Watchstanders issued a search with an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Houston 29-foot response boat crew to search the area. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Coast Guard at 281-464-4854.
Search and rescue efforts suspended after fishermen go missing following boat collision
GALVESTON, Texas – The search for two fishermen who went missing after their boat crashed into a 600-foot chemical tanker Tuesday afternoon was suspended on Thursday, according to the Coast Guard. According to the Coast Guard, four men were on a fishing boat named “Pappy Pride” when they were involved in the collision. Family members identified one of the missing men as the Captain of the fishing vessel, Anthony Herrera. The company who owns the chemical tanker, Bow Fortune, released the following statement about the incident:Tragically, we have received reports that one of the four crew members onboard the fishing boat has lost his life. We are also deeply concerned about the reports that two of the crew members on the fishing boat are still missing.
2 missing, 1 dead after fishing boat collides with 600-foot chemical tanker in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas – Two fishermen are missing and one is dead after police said they were involved in a boat crash. According to the Coast Guard, four men were on a fishing boat named Pappy Pride when they were involved in a collision with a 600-foot chemical tanker. Family members Identified one of the missing men as the Captain of the fishing vessel, Anthony Herrera. The company who owns the chemical tanker, Bow Fortune, released the following statement about the incident:Tragically, we have received reports that one of the four crew members onboard the fishing boat has lost his life. We are also deeply concerned about the reports that two of the crew members on the fishing boat are still missing.
1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes near Colorado River in Matagorda County
MATAGORDA COUNTY – One person is dead and another is missing Saturday after a boat capsized near Colorado River in Matagorda County, Coast Guard officials said. A good Samaritan reported seeing a 16-foot pleasure craft carrying four boaters without lifejackets on capsize at 10:30 a.m.Coast Guard officials rescued two boaters and later recovered the body of the third boater near the capsized boat, officials said. Crews are searching offshore of the mouth of the Colorado River for the fourth boater. "We will continue to aggressively search throughout the night for the missing boater," said Lt. Cmdr. "This is currently the top priority of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi."
Coast Guard medevacs sick 8-month-old from cruise ship
HOUSTON – An 8-month-old baby girl was medevaced from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship early Monday morning, according to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard says it received a call around 7:15 p.m. Sunday requesting medical evacuation for a baby who was suffering from seizures and having difficulty breathing. The helicopter arrived to the boat around 11:48 p.m. Sunday, according to the Coast Guard. The helicopter landed at Memorial Hermann Hospital at 2:13 a.m. Monday and all the passengers were safely delivered, according to officials. The condition of the 8-month-old has not yet been released.