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...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
A lancha and fishing gear were seized and brought back to shore after Coast Guard crews stopped the lancha, with a total of five Mexican fishermen who admitted to fishing illegally, in U.S. waters off Texas March 23, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in U.S. waters off Southern...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 approach a foreign flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper
A lancha, or Mexican fishing boat, was seized along with 300 red snapper, 3 shark and fishing gear, near the U.S./Mexico border after the Coast Guard caught four men aboard the boat illegally fishing in U.S. territorial waters Feb. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat with four Mexican...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US
Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha near the U.S./Mexico border and 194 red snapper totaling 540 pounds, and illegal fishing gear were seized. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Station South Padre Island law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Saturday morning. A lancha is a...

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews were very active this weekend as they successfully detected and interdicted 4 Mexican lancha boats illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, has one outboard motor, is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour,...

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George...