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  • Coast Guard boatcrews in Port O'Connor saved seven people during two search and rescue cases Friday. One response boatcrew rescued six adults Friday morning aboard a disabled sailboat drifting toward the Matagorda jetties, according to a news release. During the early evening, another boatcrew medevaced a 55-year-old man with a head injury from another sailboat.
  • If the management and the captain of the sunken tall ship HMS Bounty had "exercised the proper responsibility, judgment and prudence," the deaths of two people would have been prevented, according to a U.S. Coast Guard investigation report released Thursday. Nineteen months after the Bounty sank in Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, and more than a year after investigative hearings, the Coast Guard issued a wide range of recommendations in the disaster that killed rookie deckhand Claudene Christian and left Capt. Robin Walbridge missing and presumed dead. Fourteen crew members survived.
  • A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted four people off a sailboat in rough seas off the Virginia coast early Friday — one of five vessels that reported being in distress after storms. The rescued boaters, who reported they were taking on water and were sick, were flown to an air …