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Coast Guard Asseses Damage

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assessed damage and offered search and rescue assistance during an overflight from Port Aransas, Texas, to Port O’Connor, Texas, Saturday.

The Coast Guard is working closely with all local and state emergency operation centers to manage Coast Guard storm operations.

“The Coast Guard will continue to provide search and rescue capabilities and assess the damage done by Hurricane Harvey,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, commander, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi. “In the midst of this catastrophic event, the teamwork between all federal, state, and local agencies has been amazing, and the resilience and spirit of the Coastal Bend are inspirational.”

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued two people and their dog stranded near Rockport, Texas, Saturday. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew spotted a man, woman, and their dog at 11:29 a.m. The crew hoisted the individuals and their dog and transferred them to Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas, at 12:25 a.m. Healthcare providers stated they were doing fine.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 15 people aboard vessels in distress near Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received notifications of people in trouble aboard the vessels Sabine Pass, Sandy Point, and Signet Enterprise. Watchstanders directed a launch of two Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews.

Coast Guard crews are conducting several search and rescue cases to include:

– Seven people were rescued aboard the tugboat Sabine and airlifted to a rig near Aransas Pass.

– The rescued four people aboard the vessel Signet Enterprise that was taking on water and airlifted to safety.

– Four people rescued aboard vessel Sandy Point.

“This case included two Coast Guard MH-65 helicopters collaborating in a great effort to save multiple lives. Quickly completing and taking Mariners out of harm’s way, the air crews delivered the survivors to a drop off point and the Signet Constellation transported the survivors to a safer location,” according to Capt. Tony Hahn, commander, Sector Corpus Christi. “This rescue was a great effort between our Coast Guard air crews and Signet Constellation’s crew in hazardous conditions.”