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      Mexican vessels, shrimping crews reach safe harbor in Brownsville

      Shrimpers reaching safe harbor at Port of Brownsville

      Mexican shrimp vessels have come to safe harbor at the Port of Brownsville with a total of 958 personnel onboard, as Ingrid shakes up the shores of Mexico,

      The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection escorted 173 Mexican shrimping vessels to port.

      On Saturday, 53 vessels were escorted to shore, and on Sunday another 120 reached the safe harbor.

      We have issued a small craft advisory for the Coastal Bend region and are advising mariners of the large swells and high tides along the South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beaches, U.S. Coast Guard TMs spokesperson Lt. Garrett Barker said.

      The primary focus for the U.S. Coast Guard is to ensure those who have not taken the proper precautions are safe.

      Hurricane Ingrid is expected to make landfall just north of Tampico, Mex.

      The vessels and shrimpers will remain there until the weather conditions allow them to head out into the Gulf of Mexico again.

      "This multi-agency effort is in response to safety of life at sea," Lt. Joshua Sagers, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island said.

      According to U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Lt. Barker, the crews are required to stay onboard their vessels.

      The U.S. Coast Guard expects a total of 250 Mexican shrimping vessels to seek safe harbor at the Port of Brownsville.

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