HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard is searching for two fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel
Pappy's Pride that capsized after a collision near the Galveston jetties in
Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.
At 3:35 p.m., Vessel
Traffic Service Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of four people in
the water after a collision between the fishing vessel and the 600-foot
chemical tanker Bow Fortune near the Galveston jetties.
Houston-Galevston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast
and launched a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a
29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew.
Two of the fishermen were pulled from the water by
the crew of a good Samaritan vessel and the RB-M boat crew. Both were transferred
to emergency medical services personnel.
The search for the
remaining two fishermen is ongoing. The cause of the collision is under
Involved in the search are:
- A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat
- A Station Galveston 29-foot Response Boat–Small boat
- Multiple good Samaritan vessels
- Galveston Police Department
Anyone with information can contact Sector Houston-Galveston at