Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a severely injured loggerhead sea turtle in Fire Island Inlet, July 10, 2014. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island was transiting the inlet when they observed what they thought was a person in the water waving their arms for help. When they maneuvered closer, they realized it was a three-foot turtle with large gashes on its shell. Crew members from Coast...

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack, an 87-foot patrol boat, stopped one of five lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico Tuesday, July 1, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on a routine...

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews in South Texas located and recovered a gill net with 65 deceased sharks Monday. At approximately 2 p.m. on a routine patrol, an aircrew aboard an HU-25 Falcon airplane spotted floating fishing gear approximately 20 miles off South Padre Island and 37 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi immediately diverted the...

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue

Coast Guard Station Montauk assists with sea turtle rescue
NEW YORK — Members of Coast Guard Station Montauk assisted the Riverhead Foundation in freeing an entangled Leatherback turtle approximately one mile west of Montauk Point, N.Y., Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a report Sunday evening, stating that a sea turtle was entangled in a net near Montauk Point, N.Y. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper crew rescues entangled sea turtle

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper crew rescues entangled sea turtle
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper rescued an entangled turtle in Rhode Island Sound, Thursday. While underway on Thursday, Juniper’s crew spotted the black-shelled, six-foot turtle entangled in a lobster pot line and unable to free itself. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston contacted the Center for Coastal Studies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Coast Guard intercepts 3rd Mexican fishing crew poaching in U.S. waters in a week

Coast Guard intercepts 3rd Mexican fishing crew poaching in U.S. waters in a week
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi crews located and intercepted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in U.S waters early this morning. At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday on a routine patrol, an HU-25 Falcon airplane crew spotted a 25-foot lancha with three people aboard, approximately 31 miles off South Padre Island and 11 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. The lancha...

Coast Guard Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days

Coast Guard Intercepts 2nd Mexican Fishing Crew in 4 Days
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard once again interdicted a lancha with Mexican fishing crew in U.S. waters Monday. On Monday afternoon while conducting a routine patrol an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew spotted four people aboard a 25-foot lancha approximately 30 miles off South Padre Island and 18 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. The aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus...

Coast Guard intercepts another lancha crew poaching in U.S. waters

Coast Guard intercepts another lancha crew poaching in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching Friday in South Texas. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boatcrew aboard a 33-foot law enforcement boat sighted a 20-foot Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha. Once spotted, the lancha ceased movement and was intercepted 19 miles offshore and 2 miles north...

United States and China Coast Guards interdict vessel for illegally fishing on the high seas

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau transferred custody of the fishing vessel Yin Yuan, a 191-foot fishing vessel seized 625 miles east of Tokyo, Japan in the North Pacific Ocean, for large-scale high seas drift net fishing, to the China coast guard vessel 2102 on Tuesday in the East China Sea. A Canadian CP-140 maritime patrol aircraft with a Canada Department of Fisheries...