Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing off Texas

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing off Texas
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement crew approaches a lancha in federal waters off the southern Texas coast, Jan. 20, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command...

Coast Guard, Micronesia hold exercise, execute boardings

Coast Guard, Micronesia hold exercise, execute boardings
The USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) crew conducts a fisheries boarding in the Federated States of Micronesia exclusive economic zone on Dec. 17, 2022, under the newly expanded bilateral agreement. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KOLONIA, Federated States of Micronesia — Members of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District conducted meetings and a tabletop exercise...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, 200 pounds of illegal fish

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, 200 pounds of illegal fish
Members of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew escort handcuffed fishermen from a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement at the station’s dock near Brownsville, Texas, Jan. 9, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew and seized 200 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters...

U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive with assistance from Coast Guard 

U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive with assistance from Coast Guard 
HONOLULU, HI – On Friday, January 06, 2023, U.S. Marshals and U.S. Coast Guard located and arrested 71 year-old Curtiss E Jackson of Honolulu. Jackson was wanted by the U.S. Marshals on a federal arrest warrant for violating his terms of pretrial release. Jackson was originally arrested on December 24, 2022, for federal charges related to securities fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was then...

Coast Guard halts use of “paper captains” in tuna fishing operation

Coast Guard halts use of "paper captains" in tuna fishing operation
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a commercial fishing vessel that operated out of the State of Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 19. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River law enforcement team inspected an 89-foot fishing vessel and determined that the vessel was in violation of the Jones Act – specifically, they were in violation for utilizing a “paper...

Coast Guard interdicts 87 lanchas off Texas coast in fiscal year 2022

Coast Guard interdicts 87 lanchas off Texas coast in fiscal year 2022
Seized Mexican lanchas rest within a fenced-in yard near Coast Guard Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Mar. 9, 2022.(U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted 87 lanchas, seized 15,809 pounds of catch and detained 373 fishermen off the Texas coast during fiscal year 2022. Since the first...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, seizes 220 pounds of illegal fish

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, seizes 220 pounds of illegal fish
A Mexican fishing boat, or lancha, floats alongside the pier at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement crew from the station detected men illegally fishing in off the southern Texas coast, Oct. 6, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew and seized...

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security
Recently partner agencies identified a shipment of 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars. The full cargo has since been properly destroyed in an appropriate disposal facility. HONOLULU — Coast Guard inspectors with several federal and state agencies joined forces to conduct a Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO) in August to increase port...

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast
Illegal fishing aboard a lancha boat caught by the US Coast Guard in August (Twitter) Laura B. Martinez The Brownsville Herald, Texas September 14 – A 15-minute pursuit between the U.S. Coast Guard and a Mexican fishing vessel, also known as a lancha, ended with the boat operator being taken into custody and charged. According to a federal criminal complaint, Eder Tadeo-Perez told authorities...