Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire. This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted...

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and local agencies recovered approximately 35 kilos of cocaine from the Gulf of Mexico, south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday from a good Samaritan of a bale of cocaine floating in the water south of Pensacola. Watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), and canine Bingo conduct a vehicle sweep aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry vessel Tustumena in Kodiak, Alaska, June 27, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that despite the state’s legalization of marijuana in Vermont on July 1, the Coast Guard will enforce all federal laws within navigable U.S. water, regardless of location or intended use. The Coast Guard’s enforcement posture toward marijuana will not change. Marijuana is a controlled substance and possession or use remains a federal offense under...

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations
Coast Guard personnel and other various agencies stand in front of a plane on a secured beach on the southeast side of Training Center Cape May after it landed illegally and the pilot ran off, June 25, 2018.  Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal security operations following the heightened...

Coast Guard Training Center Searching for Pilot after Plane Lands on Secured Beach

Coast Guard Training Center Searching for Pilot after Plane Lands on Secured Beach
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Personnel from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May are searching for the pilot of a plane that illegally landed on a secured Coast Guard beach. Multiple agencies responded to the aircraft landing, including the Coast Guard Fire Department, Cape May County Police Department, the Cape May County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, the Coast Guard Police Department and Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard issues notice of proposed rulemaking to delay TWIC reader rule

Coast Guard issues notice of proposed rulemaking to delay TWIC reader rule
WASHINGTON –The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register Friday to delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements,” which was published in the Federal Register Aug. 23, 2016. The Coast Guard proposes to delay the effective date for the...

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 46 migrants  July 20, 2018 to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel in waters south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 46 Dominican migrants Wednesday and 18 others Sunday to the Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage. “Grossly overloaded boats taking on water with no...

Coast Guard announces Duluth-Superior Harbor security restrictions

Coast Guard announces Duluth-Superior Harbor security restrictions
DULUTH, Minn. — The U. S. Coast Guard in Duluth, Minnesota is scheduled to establish security restrictions on portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, as part of President Trump’s visit to the area. The U.S. Coast Guard will establish and strictly enforce two security zones on northern and central portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, including the...