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 seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico
This is a panoramic photo of Station South Padre Island and local cutters near sharks and red snapper seized from illegal fishermen in Gulf Coast waters, Jan. 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 3,249 pounds of illegal catch from three Mexican fishing boats poaching in waters off South Padre Island early Friday morning. At...

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews in South Texas located and recovered a gill net with 65 deceased sharks Monday. At approximately 2 p.m. on a routine patrol, an aircrew aboard an HU-25 Falcon airplane spotted floating fishing gear approximately 20 miles off South Padre Island and 37 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi immediately diverted the...

Multi-agency beach rescue exercise held off South Padre Island, Texas

Multi-agency beach rescue exercise held off South Padre Island, Texas
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — More than 50 people from three response agencies simulated a joint agency response to an incident involving 12 people off popular South Padre Island beaches Wednesday. The Coast Guard, City of South Padre Island Beach Rescue and Cameron County Beach Rescue joined together in the Beach Rescue Interagency Team Exercise, or BRITE, to evaluate communication and coordination...

South Padre Island tar ball cleanup nears ends

Brownsville, Texas – Clean up efforts continued Saturday in the removal of tar balls that washed ashore on beaches near South Padre Island July 23, 2009. It is estimated that more than 2,500 gallons of tar have been recovered, and clean up efforts are expected to end Saturday.

Tar balls wash ashore near South Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville personnel and state and local officials responded to the discovery of tar balls that washed ashore on beaches near South Padre Island, July 22, 2009.

Coast Guard rescues one crewmember, searches for another after boat overturns

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescued one person 12 miles north of South Padre Island, Texas approximately one mile offshore this afternoon and continues to search for the last crewmember after their boat overturned offshore.