GALVESTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters aboard a disabled, aground vessel near Galveston, Texas, Saturday.
Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a phone call from
the operator of a 21-foot cuddy cabin at 6:42 p.m. stating his vessel
was disabled and had run aground on the North Jetty.
issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch
of a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew from Coast Guard Station
Galveston and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air
the helicopter crew arrived on scene, they hoisted the two boaters and
transported them to Scholes International Airport in Galveston. On-scene
weather conditions were approximately 4-foot seas with winds of 13-20
mph. No injuries were reported; the vessel’s owner will reportedly
arrange for its salvage.
aware of your surroundings is key,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Tahiem
Roach, operations unit controller, Sector Houston-Galveston. “Before
you go out, consider the tidal conditions and familiarize yourself with
any possible hazards in the vicinity.”