Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Richard Pratt, a missing 80-year-old sailor, Friday at 1:48 p.m. pending any further developments. At around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of an unmanned sailboat belonging to Pratt, which had run aground near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 33-foot sailboat had sails up, but...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack File Photo BOSTON – Coast Guard crews are searching for an 80-year-old man possibly in the water after locating his 33-foot sailboat Tarrier aground Thursday near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. At around 6:15 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of the unmanned sailboat, which was found by a local fire department. It was reported that the sailboat’s sails were up and...

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack stopa lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday. Tuesday at 10:53 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack’s crew sighted a potential lancha, or Mexican fishing boat,...

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lancha off South Texas

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lancha off South Texas
Coast Guard crews seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the water off South Texas, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas, Wednesday. At approximately 1 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack spotted a vessel of interest approximately 9 miles north of the U.S./Mexico...

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear set by multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past twenty-four hours. Friday night, Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted multiple vessels moving at a high rate of speed southwards the maritime border. Unable to interdict the vessels, Amberjack returned to...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew attempting to poach red snapper in South Texas Saturday night. At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, heading north in U.S. waters. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders, diverted a Coast Guard Station South Padre...

Station South Padre Island catches Mexican fisherman with 153 sharks poaching in U.S. waters

Station South Padre Island catches Mexican fisherman with 153 sharks poaching in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews intercepted and seized a Mexican boat and crew illegally fishing in U.S. waters Sunday, continuing the seventh busy day for federal fisheries enforcement officers. They gathered approximately 17 miles of long line from U.S. waters, more than 500 fish and one vessel seized with several risky high-speed chases to evade Coast Guard crews. The poachers intercepted...

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack, an 87-foot patrol boat, stopped one of five lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico Tuesday, July 1, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on a routine...

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews in South Texas located and recovered a gill net with 65 deceased sharks Monday. At approximately 2 p.m. on a routine patrol, an aircrew aboard an HU-25 Falcon airplane spotted floating fishing gear approximately 20 miles off South Padre Island and 37 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi immediately diverted the...