Moore, middle, receives a certificates of advantage from members of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston (USCG)

Apr 8, 2022 1:11 PM by

The Maritime Govt

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a certificates of advantage to a very good samaritan who jumped into the Houston Ship Channel to rescue the driving force of a sinking automobile.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston acknowledged Robert C. Moore on Friday for his heroic actions final New Yr’s Eve, when Moore helped a driver who had gone off the top of the pier on the Lynchburg Ferry Terminal in Baytown, Texas.

Capt. Jason E. Smith, commander of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, awarded Moore a certificates of advantage for his fast and selfless response.

On the night time of Dec. 31, 2021, Moore and his spouse noticed a automobile drive off the Lynchburg Ferry touchdown and into the Houston Ship Channel. After trying to help from shore, Moore jumped into the water to assist the driving force escape. Moore tried to get in by way of the open trunk however could not entry the passenger compartment. As water flooded into the automobile, it turned practically vertical and commenced to sink. Moore pointed to the window and informed the driving force to attempt to roll it down. 

The automobile went down, however the driver resurfaced alive. Moore grabbed the person, pulled him to the aspect of the ferry touchdown, then swam over to the guard rail, the place different residents had been ready to assist them each out of the water.

“It’s my distinct honor to current this Certificates of Advantage to Mr. Moore for his courageous and selfless actions which helped save a person’s life,” stated Smith. “The Coast Guard expresses its utmost gratitude for the actions of Mr. Moore and praises his attentiveness and swift response that day.”

“Receiving this award means there was success in what I wanted to do,” stated Moore. “I am relieved [the survivor] had the possibility to come back out of that dire scenario, and that I used to be not harmed within the course of, particularly with my household there.”