CBP, CG Team Intercept Stowaways

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A joint federal team was mobilized Sunday, Nov. 30, to investigate a report of three stowaways aboard a barge off of Mobile, Ala. The team was made up of members from U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection and the Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard Station in Mobile received a call Sunday from the Captain of the tug/barge Ann T. Cheramie/Crimson Tide in reference to three stowaways onboard the vessel. At approximately 4:30 p.m. the vessel was secured at the Alabama State Dock’s River Pier and boarded. The joint boarding team completed an extensive search of the vessel, finding an additional stowaway for a total of four.

The stowaways were escorted off the vessel and transported to the Mobile Border Patrol station for processing, where it was determined that they were from the Dominican Republic and had all been previously removed from the United States.

During further record checks it was discovered that one of the subjects, Edward Lugo-Mejilla, had an outstanding warrant from New York City for dangerous drugs. Lugo-Mejilla is being held at the Mobile Metropolitan Jail pending extradition to New York. Two of the subjects to include Lugo-Mejilla are being prosecuted as stowaways and the remaining two were returned to the vessel for detention and removal.

CBP Border Patrol agents and officers from CBP’s port security operations joined Coast Guard personnel on the boarding team.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Aquino: China Breaks South China Sea Deal

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday accused China of breaking a U.S.-brokered deal between the two nations on the Scarborough Shoal, an uninhabited rocky outcrop in the South China Sea.

US, Thailand Naval Exercise in Andaman Sea

The U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kicked off Exercise Guardian Sea, Andaman Sea comprising bilateral naval training drills that aim to enhance

Guinean Sailors Arrested after Clash with Sierra Leone Navy

Sierra Leone was holding 11 Guineans including military personnel in custody on Wednesday following a confrontation at sea involving the two West African neighbours' navies,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0700 sec (14 req/sec)