Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieves Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Coast Guard Harbor Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieved Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners on disabled vessel near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners aboard a disabled vessel approximately 46 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 32-foot vessel with three mariners aboard who had lost steering 46 miles offshore. The Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Corpus Christi, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday evening for an 18-year-old man who was last seen swimming between Packery Channel and Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas. The search began Thursday when Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of three persons in the water, two males and one female,...

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon responds to vessel taking on water continues

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon responds to vessel taking on water continues
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to a vessel that was taking on water approximately 50 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. At approximately 4:09 p.m. the crew of the fishing vessel reported that they had plugged the hole that caused the flooding. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon from Grand Isle arrived on scene at approximately 1p.m. and is monitoring the vessel...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Grand Isle

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Grand Isle
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel that was taking on water approximately 11 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at 6:02 a.m. that the fishing vessel Jennifer & David was taking on water. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Grand...

Coast Guard member found guilty of violating a lawful order at general court-martial

Coast Guard member found guilty of violating a lawful order at general court-martial
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard member was found guilty of violating a lawful order during a court-martial at the Hale Boggs Federal Building Wednesday. A military judge found Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory E. Cooper guilty of one specification of Article 92 under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  The military judge found Cooper not guilty of several other charges including: dereliction of duty,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing shrimpers

Coast Guard suspends search for missing shrimpers
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for two missing shrimpers from the fishing vessel Christopher’s Joy around 5 p.m., Thursday. Response crews searched more than 5,745 square miles for more than 64 hours for the two missing crewmembers of the 75-foot shrimping vessel. Coast Guard assets that searched for the missing shrimpers were as follows Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon crew,...

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of 10 miles of long line fishing gear from multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past several days. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon crewmembers seized two miles of long line gear Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers seized another seven miles total Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter...

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...