Coast Guard seizes 330 pounds of illegal fish off Texas coast

Coast Guard seizes 330 pounds of illegal fish off Texas coast
A boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo, a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in Galveston, Texas, surveys red snapper illegally caught by a Mexican lancha crew.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Cutter Jacob Poroo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew and seized 330 pounds of illegally caught fish Monday in federal waters off southern Texas. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,

Coast Guard monitors oil spill response near Lake Charles,
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the response to an oil spill in the vicinity of Calcasieu Point Landing near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles pollution responders received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday of an unknown quantity of oil in the water in an industrial canal north of Choupique Island. Coast Guard pollution responders...

Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after four-month Arctic deployment

Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after four-month Arctic deployment
Senior Chief Matthew Fritchey speaks to members of the media at the Coast Guard Base in Seattle after U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to homeport, Nov.11, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to its Seattle homeport Friday following a historic 17,000-mile, 124-day deployment in the high Arctic...

Coast Guard conducts oil recovery from sunken vessel in San Pedro

Coast Guard conducts oil recovery from sunken vessel in San Pedro
Oil absorbent mat pads encompass the fishing vessel Bill Ketner in San Pedro, California October 25, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – On Friday the Coast Guard completed cleanup efforts after the 70-foot fishing vessel Bill Ketner partially sank at the pier in San Pedro last Monday. At approximately 7 p.m. on October 24, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Incident...

Cutter Willow completes aids to navigation mission in Puerto Rico

Cutter Willow completes aids to navigation mission in Puerto Rico
Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Wassylenko, Coast Guard Cutter Willow buoy deck supervisor (wearing yellow safety hardhat in photo), prepares to set a relief hull in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico Oct. 9, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Willow completed its scheduled aids to navigation service mission around Puerto Rico port and navigable waterways Sunday During...

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 awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract

Coast Guard awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract
Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Seal. WASHINGTON – On Oct. 5, 2022, the Coast Guard Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program awarded Birdon America, Inc. of Denver, Colo., an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm fixed price contract with economic price adjustments for the detail design and construction of its river buoy and inland construction tenders. The initial award is worth $28.49...

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Houvener (center) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Hamilton Cleverdon greet a representative in the community of Diomede, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tobias Hofmann) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage members returned to Anchorage Monday after response efforts in 32 Arctic and Western Alaska communities...