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 interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A launch crew is escorted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews after being interdicted while engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas April 6, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple 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...

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 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 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...