Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast...

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
A launch crew is interdicted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews for engaging in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-setting number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel detected a...

Coast Guard assists deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard assists deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska
A 29-foot foot Response Boat-Small crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan assists a distressed deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska, Oct. 17, 2020.  Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Ketchikan. KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska, Saturday. A 29-foot foot Response Boat-Small crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan encountered...

Coast Guard members help rescue injured pelican

Coast Guard members help rescue injured pelican
Service members from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles rescued a pelican in distress near Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, Virginia, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo courtesy of Wildlife ER. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources rescued a pelican in distress near Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, Virginia, Saturday. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles watchstanders...

Coast Guard, RBDF seize over 12,000 lbs. of illegal catch off Bahamas

Coast Guard, RBDF seize over 12,000 lbs. of illegal catch off Bahamas
Coast Guard watchstanders and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force crew interdict two Dominican Republic-flagged ships illegally fishing off Diamond Point, Great Bahama Bank, Sept. 17, 2020.  (Photo courtesy of Royal Bahamas Defence Forces) MIAMI — Coast Guard watchstanders and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force crew interdicted two Dominican Republic-flagged ships Thursday illegally fishing off Diamond...

Coast Guard releases new plan to protect global maritime security

Coast Guard releases new plan to protect global maritime security
WASHINGTON – Today the Coast Guard released a new strategy to enhance global safety, security, and stewardship of the maritime domain by combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. IUU fishing is a collection of dishonest fishing practices, both on the high seas and in areas within national jurisdiction, that threatens global geo-political security and prosperity and weakens rules-based...

Coast Guard, Ecuadorian navy conduct joint patrol off Galapagos Islands

Coast Guard, Ecuadorian navy conduct joint patrol off Galapagos Islands
The Ecuadorian naval vessel LAE Isla San Cristobal (LG 30) sails toward the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) while conducting a joint patrol to detect and deter potential Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the vicinity of the Galapagos Islands, Aug. 28, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. – In coordination with the Ecuadorian navy, the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf...

Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May

Coast Guard frees sea turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mason Sanders and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carliene Lyon work to free a sea turtle tangled in a fishing trap line while Fireman Jason Breckner assists, August 13, 2020, near Cape May, New Jersey.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Grimaud Kouwenaar) CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle entangled in a fishing trap line 11 miles southeast of Cape May, Thursday...

Coast Guard provides safe transport of Monk Seal pup to Midway Island Refuge

Coast Guard provides safe transport of Monk Seal pup to Midway Island Refuge
Two crew members of a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft safely secure a Hawaiian Monk Seal for transport.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by CDR James Morrow) HONOLULU— Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The Marine Mammal Center partnered to transport four Hawaiian Monk Seals from Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s...