Coast Guard Station South Padre Island holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island holds change-of-command
Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Ippolito relieves Lt. Kurt Mees as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island during a change-of-command ceremony in South Padre Island, Texas, July 10, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Ippolito relieved Lt. Kurt Mees as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island during a change-of-command...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel near South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their 26-foot vessel capsized near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified of a vessel that had capsized with three people aboard in the vicinity of the South Padre Island jetties. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners...

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 sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Station South Padre Island law enforcement boat crew stops a lancha crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico April 30, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Thursday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support, a small boat crew, and two cutters stopped the lanchas approximately 20 miles north of...

Coast Guard rescues 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard rescues 4 mariners from disabled lancha in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Decisive file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews rescued four mariners from their disabled lancha illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 6, 2020. While on a routine patrol a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew located a lancha with four mariners aboard signaling distress....

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters
The Coast Guard Cutter Chinook interdicted a lancha and recovered 630 lbs of fish illegally caught in long lines during their last patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Chinook. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and recovered three and a half nautical miles of illegal fishing gear containing 109 entangled fish in federal waters off the coast of South Texas,...

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...