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...

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

Coast Guard searching for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue jet skier who was last seen between Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of an overdue 27-year-old man who was due to return his rented jet ski at 5 p.m. Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders...

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 two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel off South Padre Island

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel off South Padre Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a fishing vessel 50 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from a fishing vessel that a crewmember aboard required medical assistance. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard crew assisted a 67-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that the fishing vessel, Bella Ariel, was taking on water and in need of assistance. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 25-foot recreational vessel found in the surf approximately one mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday. The search began Tuesday morning...

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...