Coast Guard assists in release of more than 600 sea turtles off Boca Raton coast

Coast Guard assists in release of more than 600 sea turtles off Boca Raton coast
MIAMI — More than 600 baby sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, transported marine scientists and volunteers from the Gumbo Limbo...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean
The embarked helicopter crew who were essential to mission success by stopping non-compliant vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Anderson. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West, Florida, Sunday after an exciting and eventful 65-day patrol operating off the coast of Central and South America. Thetis, a 270 foot cutter based...

Coast Guard to assist in release of more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings

Coast Guard to assist in release of more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings
MIAMI — More than 570 baby sea turtles are scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean Monday in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the marine environment, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will transport marine scientists and volunteers from...

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack stopa lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday. Tuesday at 10:53 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack’s crew sighted a potential lancha, or Mexican fishing boat,...

Coast Guard continues to oversee oil spill cleanup in Baltimore

Coast Guard continues to oversee oil spill cleanup in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard continues to oversee a response to an oil spill Friday at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the National Response Center Thursday of approximately 3,000 gallons of lubrication oil in the discharge canal at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. It is now believed approximately 4,000 gallons...

Coast Guard Station Montauk rescues turtle caught in line near Montauk, New York

Coast Guard Station Montauk rescues turtle caught in line near Montauk, New York
Coast Guard Station Montauk crewmembers disentangling a leatherback turtle in Montauk, N.Y., June 15, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Montauk crewmembers assisted in disentangling a leatherback turtle in Montauk, New York, Monday. At 1:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center was notified that the fishing vessel Captain Ron was on scene with an...

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., free two sea turtles entangled in fishing line and makeshift buoys off the coast of Central America May 9, 2105. Eastern Pacific Ocean – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., rescued two sea turtles while investigating a suspicious item floating in a known drug transit zone off the coast...

Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase

Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase
A Mexican lancha sits trailered at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Monday, after South Texas Coast Guard crew interdicted the lancha, 30 miles offshore. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, in the waters off South Texas, Monday. At 11 p.m. Sunday, an Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an HC-144 Ocean...

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...