Coast Guard Forces Back Illegal Mexican Fisherman

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Coast Guard's FALCON

 

A patrolling Coast Guard aircrew spotted, pursued and compelled a lancha across the U.S./Mexican border, Friday, after the lancha was spotted poaching in U.S waters.

At 2:30 p.m., a Coast Guard aircrew aboard an HU-25 Falcon aircraft spotted the 25-foot lancha fishing 45 miles offshore of Port Isabel and 7 miles north of the U.S./Mexican border.

The aircrew immediately notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, and pursued the vessel south, forcing it across the border. The Coast Guard Cutter Cobia, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, also pursued the lancha, but was unable to intercept it. The Cobia is currently searching for any longline gear the lancha may have laid.    

The Coast Guard is continuing its efforts in conjunction with Operation Sea Serpent. Operation Sea Serpent is a joint law enforcement operation aimed at stopping Transnational Criminal Organizations from using maritime routes for illicit activity and to protect our living marine resources national assets from exploitation.

The Coast Guard has seized 25 lanchas suspected of illegally poaching in U.S. waters and compelled another 31 lanchas back south across the U.S./Mexican border since Oct. 1, 2013.

If you witness suspicious or illegal fishing in state waters (out to 9 miles offshore), please contact Texas Parks & Wildlife “Operation Game Thief” at 1-800-792-GAME (4263). For all suspicious or illegal fishing occurring in federal waters (out to 200 miles offshore), please contact the United States Coast Guard at 361-939-6393.





 

  • logo

    logo

  • Operation Game Thief

    Operation Game Thief

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

Statoil to Suspend Saipem Rig Contract

Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Wednesday it will suspend a rig contract with Italy's Saipem due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension of

Oranjewerf Ship Repair becomes Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

On 1 July 2015, Oranjewerf Ship Repair, which joined Damen Shipyards Group in 1989, will officially change its name to Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf. This name

Offshore

Statoil to Suspend Saipem Rig Contract

Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Wednesday it will suspend a rig contract with Italy's Saipem due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension of

Cargoship Disabled and Grounded in Dardanelles

General cargo vessel Ibrahim Konan  (7,618 dwt, built 2008) today (July 1) suffered rudder failure and ran aground in Dardanelles in front of Eceabat in Turkey,

Motion Compensation Solution for Solan Field

Ampelmann provides access solution for commissioning of the Solan project in West of Shetland   Motion compensated access solutions developer Ampelmann informs

Navigation

New Simulators for Dutch Inland Navigation Center

The Maritieme Academie Holland has selected VSTEP as simulator partner for its new Inland Navigation Center in Harlingen, signing a deal that includes the purchase

SevenCs Launches New ECDIS Kernel

The new version of the SevenCs ECDIS Kernel SDK (Software Development Kit) 5.20 has been designed to meet all future requirements of the latest international standards

Wartsila Tunnel Thruster Gets LR Approval

Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate

News

First ME-LGI Engine Test Deemed a Success

Mitsui tests first commercial model on HFO and methanol   MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) recently demonstrated

Bahri to Buy Five More Oil Tankers from Hyundai Heavy

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal to buy a further five very large crude tankers from ship builder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the

UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating

U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater

Maritime Safety

DNV GL Holds Hearing of Ahead of New Rules Launch

More than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules today as part of an external hearing process before their publication and entry into force.

China Says Indian Ocean Not Backyard of India

The perception that Indian Ocean is India's "backyard" may result in clashes, Chinese military officials and experts have cautioned.    The Indian Ocean cannot

Motion Compensation Solution for Solan Field

Ampelmann provides access solution for commissioning of the Solan project in West of Shetland   Motion compensated access solutions developer Ampelmann informs

Vessels

UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating

U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater

IRClass Offers EEDI Validation Service

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has recently included Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) validation to its service offerings. This is in response to the

Crowley Takes Over Management of MSC Ships

Crowley strengthens relationship with U.S. Navy, completes turnover of Military Sealift Command T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet   Crowley Maritime Corp. announced its global

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
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: 0.3234 sec (3 req/sec)