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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a crewmember reported missing from an oil tanker, Thursday, approximately 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing is Feng Li, 31. At 10:10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston overheard a VHF-FM radio broadcast from the 750-foot vessel, New Confidence, reporting that a crewmember fell overboard wearing casual clothing...

Coast Guard Cutter Heron to hold Change of Command ceremony

Cutter Heron LogoHOUSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Heron will host a Change of Command ceremony May 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Coast Guard Station Sabine, 7034 South First Street in Sabine Pass. During the Change of Command ceremony Lt. j.g. Brian E. Field will assume the responsibility of commanding officer from Lt. j.g. Taylor C. Kellogg. Kellogg, has been the commanding...