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...

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season
A crew member with Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., inspects a spiny lobster during lobster mini season in 2013. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. MIAMI — Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urge the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during spiny-lobster mini season, July 29-30. FWC officers will partner with Coast...

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island
Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews aboard a Coast Guard Cutter William Hart small boat patrol off Hawaii Island in June 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter William Hart) HONOLULU — Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews conducted joint patrols under Operation Nemo in the vicinity of Hawaii Island June 16 to 26. During the 10-day enforcement operation, crews visited...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...