HOUSTON — The Coast Guard crews rescue three boaters from an oil rig after their vessel sank near Freeport, Texas. Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report at approximately 3 a.m. from Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office that three men were stranded on an offshore oil rig platform with no position after their vessel began taking on water.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew and diverted an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, to assist.
The ATC Mobile HC-144 aircrew located and relayed the position of the survivors to the Coast Guard boatcrew.
Once the RB-M boatcrew arrived on scene, the three men were taken aboard and brought to Surfside Marina. All boaters were reportedly in stable condition.
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