Coast Guard Rescues 2 Near Sabine, Texas

Tuesday, July 15, 2003
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men after their boat sank about 5 miles off the Sabine Pass Jetties in Sabine, Texas, early this morning. The two shrimp fishermen from Houma, La., were en route to Texas on the Water World, a 92-foot shrimping boat, when they were caught in the storm. The boats emergency radio beacon signaled to the Coast Guard they were in trouble at 5:30 a.m. The crew made a 'MAYDAY' call to the Coast Guard at about 5:45 a.m. and at the same time the Sabine Sheriff's Department sighted flares. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which rescued the fishermen at about 8 a.m. Heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas from Hurricane Claudette hindered the search. Tony and Lam Nguyen, of Biloxi, Miss., activated their boats emergency radio beacon signal at 5:30 a.m. when they began to sink. The Nguyen's then made a 'MAYDAY' call to the Coast Guard at about 5:45 a.m. and shot-off distress flares, which were spotted by the Sabine Sheriff's Department. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter to search for the source of the 'MAYDAY' call. Arriving in the Sabine Pass area the helicopter crew spotted the Nguyen's floating in the water between the Sabine Jetties. Both were safely hoisted to the helicopter. Heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas from Hurricane Claudette hindered the search. The Nguyen's were flown to Christus-St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas with no apparent injuries.
Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Buoys in Disputed Waters Roil South China Sea Dispute

Buoys stretched "as far as eye could see" - Philippine sailor. The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds

White House: Iran Talks Deadline Could Slip

The White House said Tuesday's deadline for negotiators in Vienna to come to a final, firm agreement on Iran's nuclear program could slip. When asked if President

SUNY Maritime College to Host e-Navigation Underway 2015

The State University of New York Maritime College will host the e-Navigation Underway 2015 – North America conference from September 28 to 30 on its Throggs Neck, N.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2101 sec (5 req/sec)