Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston
More Today's News:
ߦ   "Wing Stop Robbery Crew" Sentenced for Roles in Multiple Armed Crimes Committed Within Two Weeks
ߦ   Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon – Family Violence
ߦ   Calif. LE says governor's halt on death penalty is an insult to victims
ߦ   Calif. university students call for disarming campus police
ߦ   Chinese National Who Threatened to Shoot School Children Sentenced to Prison
ߦ   Colorado trooper struck, killed by vehicle during blizzard
ߦ   Convicted Felon Handed Federal Prison Term for Illegal Firearms Charge
ߦ   Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Ex-Bank Vice President Convicted of Bank Embezzlement/Fraud
ߦ   Fatal Train Pedestrian Accident
ߦ   FBI Seeks "Routine Robber" for Two Houston Bank Robberies
ߦ   Former Supervisor at Louisiana Correctional Facility Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights of Five Inmates
ߦ   Galveston Police Officer Arrested
ߦ   Local Man Sentenced for Fraud and ID Theft
ߦ   Man faces Murder charge in Pleak shooting
ߦ   Police arrest dad who brought AK-47 Mini Draco to school
ߦ   Richmond PD Hosting Coffee with a Cop Program
ߦ   Robstown Man Receives Significant Sentence for Child Pornography Conviction
ߦ   Special Crime Alert
ߦ   TxDOT Joins Statewide Effort To End Human Trafficking
ߦ   U.S. Attorney Uses Civil and Criminal Authorities to Shut Down Drug-Infested Hotel
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Willie E. Branch, Jr.
ߦ   Burnet County Inmate/Arrest Report
ߦ   Deputies Investigate Homicide at Payne Road
ߦ   Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Accepting Bribes to Facilitate the Trafficking of Illegal Drugs
ߦ   Hazmat Incident
ߦ   Man Jailed For Carrying Pistol, Drugs

Search Archives:

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and the crew of a good Samaritan vessel rescued a 57-year-old man approximately 230 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the crew of the research vessel Hugin Explorer stating the sailing vessel Pomodoro was taking on water and in need of assistance.

Hugin Explorer's crew relayed the mariner's radio distress calls to Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were launched to the scene.

The crew of the Hugin Explorer arrived on scene and transferred the mariner from the sinking vessel.

The MH-65 helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the mariner from the good Samaritan vessel and transferred him to Scholes International Airport in Galveston, Texas.

The Pomodoro is currently adrift. A broadcast notice to mariners has been issued.

"The mariner's level of safety preparedness along with the quick actions of the crew of the Hugin Explorer lead to the positive outcome today," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Mckendrick, a situation unit controller at Sector Houston-Galveston. "The mariner was able to don his lifejacket, activate his emergency position indicating radio beacon and contact nearby vessels by radio for assistance."

Weather on scene was reported as 8-foot seas with 23-mph winds. 

Post a comment
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.