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 repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and Cypress interdicted 15 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel...

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control yesterday morning. Both BSEE and Coast Guard conducted overflights this morning to assess the...

Coast Guard conducts pollution response training in Pensacola Bay

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted pollution response training for the deployment of the Spilled Oil Recovery System, Wednesday, in Pensacola Bay. Members from the Eighth Coast Guard District Response Advisory Team, Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team and Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Mobile, for the...

Coast Guard offloads 7 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Pensacola, Fla., along with several state, federal and local partners, offloaded seven tons of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla., interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible...

Coast Guard interdicts semi-submersible vessel in Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla., interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, commonly referred to as a drug sub, in the Western Caribbean Sea, Sept. 30, 2011. The total interdiction is approximately seven tons and valued at nearly $180 million wholesale. The crew of the Mohawk stopped two SPSS...