Fishing Vessel Owner and Operator Plead Guilty and Fined $1 Million for Discharging Oily Waste into the Coastal Waters of the United States

Boston, Massachusetts - Sea Harvest Inc., operator of the fishing vessels Enterprise and Pacific Capes, along with Fishing Vessel Enterprises Inc., the vessels’ owner, pleaded guilty today to violating the Clean Water Act for both knowing and negligent discharges of oily bilge water from the vessels’ engine rooms. The companies were sentenced to pay a $1 million criminal fine and serve a five-year term of probation.

CBP, DHS Partners Intercept Two Maritime Smuggling Events

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners arrested 34 people this weekend who had entered the U.S. illegally by sea.

San Diego Border Patrol Makes 22 Rescues in 24 hours

Dulzura, California - Rescues continue to be made by San Diego Sector Border Patrol Agents due to the recent inclement weather. In the 22nd rescue made by agents in the last 24 hours, a 16-year-old girl and her mother were saved from the Otay Mountain wilderness.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Platypuses

Escondido, California - San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes Platypuses:

San Diego CBP Officers Intercept Felons Back to Back

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted two men with unrelated warrants in two days.

Heavy Rain Results in Harsh Thanksgiving Night for Border Patrol Agents

Imperial Beach, California - San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 20 individuals with the aid of San Diego Fire & Rescue and discovered one person deceased on the beach during unusually heavy rains on Thanksgiving Day.