Coast Guard rescues person in water off South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues person in water off South Padre Island
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 28-year-old woman after she drifted approximately a quarter mile offshore of South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders were notified by the Cameron County Police Department of...

Coast Guard rescues 3 sea turtles caught in illegal fishing gear

Coast Guard rescues 3 sea turtles caught in illegal fishing gear
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew rescues three green sea turtles caught in 200-yards of illegal gill net fishing gear approximately a quarter mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Texas, Nov. 24, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three sea turtles caught in 200-yards of illegal fishing gear approximately a...

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 rescues 4 fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Station South Padre Island crew members transfer four fishermen rescued from the water after their vessel struck the south jetty to emergency medical services personnel at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Oct. 25, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from the water after their fishing...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews in coordination with crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water offshore South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 67-foot fishing vessel taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a 67-foot fishing vessel with three mariners aboard taking on water 36 miles offshore...

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019. Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 175 lanchas, intercepted 138, and interdicted 74....

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island members inspect Mexican fishing vessels seeking safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand in the Port of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, Sep. 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Brownsville Police Department and...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has ended the search for an overdue jet skier after he was found by a good Samaritan vessel approximately two miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway along the intracoastal waterway, Monday morning. At 7:52 a.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the...