Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) CORPUS CHRISTI,...

South Texas Coast Guard crews receive high-speed response boat

 South Texas Coast Guard crews receive high-speed response boat
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews at Station South Padre Island have completed the qualification and trial run process, Tuesday, for the new 45-foot-Response Boat-Medium that was delivered to the station in late February. The training focused on acclimating the crews to the boat’s advanced response capabilities. With twin diesel engines using water-jet propulsion, the RB-M can respond...

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered shark and eel suspected of being illegally caught by two Mexican lanchas on longline gear Sunday. A Coast Guard Cutter located two Mexican lanchas approximately 10 miles offshore from South Padre Island in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The cutter was unable to intercept them...

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered fish and shark caught illegally on longline gear by a Mexican lancha Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. The cutter’s crew located a Mexican lancha suspected of illegally fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. They pursued the lancha, but were unable to intercept it. After returning to the...