On August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas. Just a short distance away, the Coast Guard reported several vessels requesting assistance or had become disabled in Port Aransas. Below is the list of commercial vessels requiring asisstance at Port Aransas.
The tugboat Signet Constellation had partially sank and requested assistance. Four crew rescued by the Coast Guard.
The 24 meter long, 232 gt tugboat Sandy Point requested assistance with four crew rescued by the Coast Guard
The tugboat Sabine requested assistance. Seven crew were hoisted to safety by Coast Guard helicopters and delivered to a nearby rig near Aransas Pass.
The 149 meter long, 9200 dwt drillship Paragon DPDS I was reported aground at the entrance to Port Aransas. Reports state the vessel had been laid up before the hurricane and had broken its mooring lines and drifted aground. No details if anyone was on board the vessel at the time.
The 78 foot long fishing vessel Lancero became disabled after suffering water ingress in the Gulf of Mexico off Sabine, Texas. The Lancero, with five crew on board, contacted the Coast Guard requesting assistance. The Coast Guard launched a rescue helicopter and airplane to the scene. The Coast Guard was able to drop three dewatering pumps to the vessel while another fishing vessel arrived on scene to assist. The water ingress was brought under control and the Lancero proceeded under its own power to Brownsville. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.