Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crew members seized 216 pounds of marijuana Apr. 20, 2021, in South Padre Island, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders observed four individuals swimming across the Brownsville Ship Channel with...

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel at Isla Blanca Pier near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew had noticed a van parked on the beach with the vessel nearby and attempted to approach the vessel. Upon being approached, the vessel fled the...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 2:20 a.m. from Customs and Border Protection stating a paddleboat capsized...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
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 detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Wednesday. Coast Guard crews, consisting of air support and two boat crews, stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard medevacs tugboat captain in Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs tugboat captain in Brownsville, Texas
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 medevaced a tugboat captain in Brownsville, Texas, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 7:16 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the El Zorro Grande, a tugboat transiting...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a missing boater in Lower Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, Texas. A body matching the description of the missing boater was located by a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boat crew recovered the body. On Sunday,...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater in Lower Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the South Padre Island Police Department stating a family member called in saying the boater left from the West...

Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard assists vessel 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas
A Station South Padre Island Response Boat-Medium boat crew assist a shrimping vessel taking on water 28-miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 17, 2020. No injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted a 56-foot shrimping vessel approximately 28 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people stranded on dunes in Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 people stranded on dunes in Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued four people stranded on dunes south of the Port Mansfield Cut ocean side in Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders received a report from Willacy County dispatch of a vehicle with four people trapped on the dunes...