Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on disabled vessels near Port O’Connor, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted five mariners after their vessels became disabled between the Matagorda Jetties near Port O’Connor, Texas, Saturday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified of a 21-foot pleasure craft with three mariners aboard and a 25-foot pleasure craft with two mariners aboard that had both become beset by weather in the same area. Watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast.

A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew was launched to the scene and remained on-scene until a salvage boat arrived to tow the 25-foot vessel back to Froggy’s Bait Dock. The boat crew then towed the 21-foot disabled vessel to The Fishing Center in Port O’Connor, Texas.

No injuries were reported.

Weather on scene was reported as 3-foot seas with 17 mph winds.



(This information was received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release)