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

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
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, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters...

Coast Guard medevacs man 10 miles south of South Padre Island

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cargo tanker 10 miles south of South Padre Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report at approximately 12 a.m. that a 40-year-old male aboard the motor tanker Ballad was experiencing extreme abdominal pain . A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew were launched at approximately...

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue fisherman in Espirito Santo Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard along with Texas Parks and Wildlife rescued a fisherman in Espirito Santo Bay near Port O’Connor, Saturday.

Coast Guard responds to grounded shrimp vessel in Brownsville Ship Channel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a grounded 39-foot shrimp vessel in the Brownsville Ship Channel, Friday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call from a good Samaritan reporting they had witnessed the 39-foot shrimp boat John Henry run aground and roll over in the Brownsville Ship Channel, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island responds to report of person in the water

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Station South Padre Island responded to the report of a person in the water in the vicinity of the mouth of the Rio Grande River, Thursday.

Coast Guard conducts Hurricane Alex post-storm assessment

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is working with state and local agencies to assess the damage left in Hurricane Alex’s path in southern Texas and the coastal bend area, Thursday.

Coast Guard makes final preparations for Hurricane Alex

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard crews in southern Texas, Wednesday, are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Alex.

Coast Guard rescues 5 stranded men off Port Mansfield

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted five people after their 30-foot fishing vessel became disabled, early Tuesday morning.