Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews in coordination with crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has ended the search for an overdue jet skier after he was found by a good Samaritan vessel approximately two miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway along the intracoastal waterway, Monday morning. At 7:52 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the...

Coast Guard searching for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard searching for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue jet skier who was last seen between Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of an overdue 27-year-old man who was due to return his rented jet ski at 5 p.m. Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Port Aransas, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water near Port Aransas, Texas. The search began Sunday morning when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a missing fisherman who was last seen aboard his fishing vessel at 4 a.m. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews successfully dewatered a commercial fishing vessel taking on water with six people aboard, 30 miles east of the Port Mansfield jetties, early Saturday morning. At 1:27 a.m., the fishing vessel Little Joseph contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF channel 16 to report that their vessel...

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Coast Guard law enforcement officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offload approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine worth $5 million estimated wholesale value at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, July 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) TAMPA – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine Monday worth...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing Sarasota family Saturday. Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13 – were last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota en route to Fort Myers. The Coast Guard alongside partner agencies conducted more than 100 searches covering 33,830 square...

Coast Guard locates second body in search for missing family

Coast Guard locates second body in search for missing family
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A second body was recovered Thursday, as the Coast Guard continues to search east of Boca Grande for a family who was reported missing, Tuesday after the family set sail en route to Fort Meyers. Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13 were last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota en...