Cleanup operations conclude for grounded vessel on Kehoe Beach

Cleanup operations conclude for grounded vessel on Kehoe Beach
Photo courtesy of California Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Cleanup operations concluded for the grounded 42-foot commercial fishing boat Seastar and the National Park Service reopened Kehoe Beach Saturday and North Beach Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and...

Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River

Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo by Lt. j.g. Paul Junghans. SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. ⎯ The U.S. Coast Guard starts breaking ice in the lower St. Marys River in preparation for the 2022 Great Lakes commercial shipping season, March 7, 2022. Initially, the icebreaking activity will focus on the lower St. Marys River, south of Munuscong (Mud) Lake and the Middle Neebish Channel north and...

Coast Guard continues salvage operations for aground boat

Coast Guard continues salvage operations for aground boat
Photo courtesy of California Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continued salvage operations Tuesday that began Saturday for the grounded 42-foot commercial fishing boat Seastar on Kehoe Beach. Contractors removed all fuel and hazardous materials from the Seastar Saturday afternoon before commencing salvage operations. Salvage...

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) transits away from the ice shelf near the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, Feb. 17, 2022. Polar Star navigated to the Southernmost navigable seas and entered uncharted waters, reaching the edge of the ice shelf. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached...

Coast Guard Patrols EEZ in partnership with Samoa

Coast Guard Patrols EEZ in partnership with Samoa
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB 201) and USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted security patrol operations in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone throughout February 2022, to protect fisheries and other natural resources. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Working with the Government of Samoa, crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB 201) and Coast Guard...

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska
The fishing vessel Competition, that a Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish on approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, February 19, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew observed illegally fishing in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew observed illegally fishing in US waters
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a lancha boat crew that was observed illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew located five fishermen engaged in illegal fishing aboard a lancha approximately 2 miles north of the Maritime Boundary...

Coast Guard, partners agencies complete salvage of grounded tug, barge

Coast Guard, partners agencies complete salvage of grounded tug, barge
Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations rescue crews assisted four people after their 70-foot tugboat, Sea Eagle, began taking on water approximately 3 miles east of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, Feb. 3, 2022. No injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with state and local partners, completed salvage efforts,...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island surveys a Mexican lancha after stopping four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing aboard the vessel off the southern Texas coast, Feb. 4, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing...