Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo held a change of command Thursday, aboard the cutter. Lt. Cortland Gazda transferred command of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to Lt. George Sohn. “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to command the great crew of the Jacob Poroo,” Sohn said. “I look forward...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Jan. 14. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support, two small boat crews, and the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo crew stopped...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters and three dogs from a 40-foot shrimp boat taking on water Tuesday, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a radio call at 7:47 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo, reporting a person in the water holding...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews count the catch of five Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 16, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged...

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo holds change of command ceremony
Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Litts, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to Lt. Cortland Gazda, right, as Rear Adm. John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, observes in Pascagoula, Mississippi, July 26, 2019. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo held a change of command ceremony in Pascagoula,...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas. The search began Sunday afternoon when a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted an orange...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas, Sunday afternoon. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island
Two Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crews monitor the Cosa Fina as the vessel’s crew work to keep pace with the rate of flooding with the use of a dewatering pump passed by Coast Guard crews Sept. 4, 2018 near South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews assisted...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday evening for Pablo Ayala who reportedly fell overboard approximately 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. The search began Monday morning when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the fishing vessel Captain Edwin of a crewmember who had fallen overboard...