Coast Guard looks at sinking off Port A

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  1. STx Fisherman

    STx Fisherman Senior Member

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    Coast Guard looks at sinking off Port A

    By Barbara Ramirez (Contact)
    Sunday, May 20, 2007


    CORPUS CHRISTI — The Coast Guard on Saturday continued to investigate what caused eight fishermen to be in the water after their boat started to sink late Friday about two miles east of the Port Aransas jetties.

    At about 9:45 p.m., the crew of a 32-foot fishing boat, Los Almos, radioed that their boat was sinking, Coast Guard officials said.

    A Coast Guard crew from Corpus Christi and a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas responded to the call.

    By the time crews arrived, the fishermen were in the water. The men were retrieved from the water and taken to Station Port Aransas, where they were met by family members.

    There were no reported injuries.

    On Thursday at about 5 p.m., the Coast Guard transported a crewman from a rig in the Mustang Island area to Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial after he had been crushed between two pipes.

    The Coast Guard received a call from crew members of the Mustang Island 803 rig saying that a crewman had received serious injuries while working on board, Coast Guard officials said.

    Officials at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi dispatched the HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew to help the injured man, who was taken to Memorial. Officials did not have the status of his condition on Saturday.
     
  2. Pope

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    God love those guys. I hate to hear about someone being crushed. That would put an end to much of what I love doing.
     

  3. MrBill

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    Coast Guard looks at sinking off Port A

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    That got my attention real fast as I have a bunch of friends that went fishing and drinking this weekend off Port A. When no women are allowed, the men tend to do stupid things. Women have a way of controlling us. Take them out of the equation, add booze, gambling, and super ego's. That creates a time bomb of trouble and mistakes.
     

  4. STx Fisherman

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    Yeah....I thought about your friends when I saw this news. There were eight fishermen...and apparently one of them was injured. Haven't heard anything else other than the boat did sink.
     
  5. STx Fisherman

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    It appears that the injured man was not on the boat but was crushed by pipes at a platform.