Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Oahu

Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transported a Hawaiian monk seal from Kauai to Oahu, Tuesday. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point transported the seal to Oahu for medical attention after it swallowed a fish hook. “Coast Guard members in Hawaii take great pride in our unique operational ability...

Coast Guard terminates charter boat voyage in Buzzards Bay

Coast Guard terminates charter boat voyage in Buzzards Bay
The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a charter vessel in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, due to an expired operator’s license and evidence of illegal fishing on May 18, 2015. BOSTON — The Coast Guard terminated the trip of a 23-foot charter vessel today in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, due to an expired operator’s license and evidence of illegal fishing. During a random safety boarding,...

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lancha off South Texas

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lancha off South Texas
Coast Guard crews seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the water off South Texas, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas, Wednesday. At approximately 1 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack spotted a vessel of interest approximately 9 miles north of the U.S./Mexico...

Coast Guard, Mote Marine Laboratory release rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle

Coast Guard, Mote Marine Laboratory release rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, and MOTE Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, release a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle into the wild in Lido Key, Florida, Friday, May 8, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CORTEZ, Fla.—The Coast Guard and Mote Marine Laboratory released a rehabilitated 255 lb loggerhead sea turtle into the wild...

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point assist with offloading crates for two female Hawaiian Monk Seal off of an HC-130 Hercules airplane in Kona, Hawaii, March 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — Two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) were successfully returned to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the...

Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas

Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard pursued two Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas on Friday afternoon, interdicting one of them. At approximately 2 p.m., an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, poaching fish approximately 10.5 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border and...

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas
Cutter Heron Logo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heron seized approximately 120 red snapper from the U.S. flagged shrimping vessel Capt. Wallace B from Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Heron was on a routine patrol when they conducted a law enforcement boarding on the fishing boat Capt. Wallace B and discovered the...

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits
Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island chase down a lancha fishing illegally in U.S. waters March 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Corpus Christi.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews pursued four separate Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas for more than 3 hours Friday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...