Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home
Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Marine Mammal Center have partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal from Kona to Honolulu aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane August 9, 2017, for further transport to her original home in the wild. Photo taken under the authority of NMFS MMP A/ESA Permit NO. 18786-01. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard conducts safety inspections, fishery boarding during 2017 Mini Lobster Season

Coast Guard conducts safety inspections, fishery boarding during 2017 Mini Lobster Season
U. S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Stacy Kenerly, Boarding Team member for Station Key West, fills out the safety inspection paperwork during a recreational vessel boarding while on patrol in Calda Channel, just north of Key West, on the first day of Mini Lobster season, July 26, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero. KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard and, Florida...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Tuesday morning, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, 43 red snapper totaling 547 pounds, 117 sharks totaling 666 pounds, five other fish totaling 22 pounds, and fishing...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters
A lancha and fishing gear were seized and brought back to shore after being stopped Thursday afternoon on Jun. 15 by U.S. Coast Guard crews in southern Texas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward J.Wargo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew off the coast of southern Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard crews stopped...

Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast

Coast Guard, partner agencies save Loggerhead Turtle off Delaware coast
Tammy, a 252-lb Loggerhead Turtle, was spotted by members of the 154-foot Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson approximately 3-miles off Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Monday, June 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard and two marine rescue organizations saved an ailing Loggerhead Turtle, approximately 3-miles east of Cape Henlopen,...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean
A sea tangle swims entangled in a mass of fishing gear and garbage before the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant free it while on a routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant’s crew saved one baby and three adult olive ridley sea turtles from entanglement in garbage and abandoned fishing...

Coast Guard Cutter Galvelston Island returns home from patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Galvelston Island returns home from patrol
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349) returned home to Honolulu, Monday, after a five-day patrol throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands. The crew conducted eight total boardings, issued 23 notices of violation and 22 safety violations. The Galveston Island’s boarding team also terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Lady Anne Margaret after...

Right Whale Calf Found Dead in Cape Cod Bay, Boaters Urged to Be Cautious

Right Whale Calf Found Dead in Cape Cod Bay, Boaters Urged to Be Cautious
A U.S. Coast Guard crew tows the carcass of a right whale calf to shore, USCG photo by R. Miller Boston – At approximately 11:30 this morning, researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay reported a deceased floating right whale calf. The calf is a female and currently estimated to be 25 feet long. The U.S. Coast Guard towed the carcass to shore, where it will be recovered for a...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US
A lancha boat floats in South Padre Island, Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on Mar. 27, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Saturday evening, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal...