Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase

Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase
A Mexican lancha sits trailered at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Monday, after South Texas Coast Guard crew interdicted the lancha, 30 miles offshore. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, in the waters off South Texas, Monday. At 11 p.m. Sunday, an Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an HC-144 Ocean...

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters...

Coast Guard makes final preparations for Hurricane Alex

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard crews in southern Texas, Wednesday, are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Alex.

Coast Guard rescues two near Port Mansfield

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH65-C Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two men whose truck had been swamped by an unusually high tide near Port Mansfield, Texas, Tuesday.

Coast Guard rescues 5 stranded men off Port Mansfield

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted five people after their 30-foot fishing vessel became disabled, early Tuesday morning.

Station South Padre Island rescues man near Port Isabel

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boatcrew rescued a man who was swept away by the current while swimming near his sailboat in the Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, Sunday.

Station South Padre Island to host open house for National Safe Boating Week

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Coast Guard Station South Padre Island will host an open house to celebrate National Safe Boating Week on South Padre Island Saturday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Coast Guard and CBP personnel recover multiple bundles of marijuana in Gulf of Mexico

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection personnel recovered multiple bundles of marijuana in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Padre Island Tuesday night at approximately 10 p.m.

Coast Guard searching for missing man near South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported missing early Tuesday morning near the La Copa-Best Western on South Padre Island.