Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.

Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.
Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Heron work together to lift a sea turtle out of its transport container offshore Cape Henry, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jaime Brady) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard released 14 sea turtles 70 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia, Sunday. Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Heron worked with members of the North Carolina...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Lookout, NC
USCG File Photo FORT MACON, N.C. — U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon crews medevaced a man Sunday near Cape Lookout Bight, near Cape Lookout. The Coast Guard Cutter Heron received a report that a man had fallen off the back of a recreational boat, injured his head and ingested water. The man was on the beach of Lookout Bight with friends and a medevac was requested. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Chesapeake Bay entrance
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 50-year-old man believed to have entered the water near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay around midnight Saturday. Missing is Richard Nee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a report Sunday from two crew members aboard a 31-foot fishing vessel anchored just south of Fisherman’s Island and east...

Coast Guard rescues 2, tows sailboat to safety in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 2, tows sailboat to safety in Portsmouth, Va.
Station Portsmouth tows the sailing vessel Evonne Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday from a sailboat taking on water in Portsmouth. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth received notification Tuesday at 11:38 a.m. of a 36-foot sailboat with a man and a woman aboard taking on water outside of Norfolk Naval Base. The crew of the Coast...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the...

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas
Cutter Heron Logo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heron seized approximately 120 red snapper from the U.S. flagged shrimping vessel Capt. Wallace B from Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Heron was on a routine patrol when they conducted a law enforcement boarding on the fishing boat Capt. Wallace B and discovered the...

Coast Guard cutter catches 2 more boats shrimping in closed waters

Coast Guard cutter catches 2 more boats shrimping in closed waters
HOUSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heron seized the catch of two more boats Monday, from people shrimping in closed waters off the Texas coast. Wednesday the Heron’s crew observed crews aboard three boats shrimping in the closed area. Along with the National Marine Fisheries Service, they seized most of the catch Wednesday, which brought in a fair market value of more than $47,000....

Coast Guard seizes 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught in closed shrimping area

Coast Guard seizes 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught in closed shrimping area
HOUSTON — Crews from three boats turned their catch of more than 25,000 pounds of shrimp over to the Coast Guard early Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard Cutter Heron observed the vessels actively shrimping in closed waters approximately 90 miles from Galveston. The Coast Guard transferred the catch over to officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Port Arthur on Wednesday. NMFS,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing tanker crewmember

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing crewmember, who fell overboard from a 750-foot oil tanker 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing is Feng Li, 31. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 27 hours, covering 17,815 square nautical miles, in an effort to locate Li. Crews and aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Coast Guard...