Coast Guard warns of illegally renting, chartering boats in Chicago

Coast Guard warns of illegally renting, chartering boats in Chicago
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard in Chicago is stepping up efforts to educate boat owners and operators who are illegally renting their recreational boats, and warning those who elect to do so about the fines and other consequences. In addition, passengers are being alerted to potential dangers of renting or chartering a boat from someone who is not licensed or certified, and advised to be vigilant and...

Coast Guard announces civil penalty for illegal charter operation on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard announces civil penalty for illegal charter operation on Lake Michigan
CHICAGO – A U.S. Coast Guard Hearing Officer imposed a $14,000 civil penalty to Jim Finnegan of Prospect Heights, Illinois on March 19, 2018 for operating a commercial passenger vessel in violation of federal regulations. As part of a concerted effort by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, officials were able to determine that on July 29, 2017, Finnegan operated...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of the hazards of illegal passenger vessel operations

Coast Guard reminds boaters of the hazards of illegal passenger vessel operations
Vessel Orion LOS ANGELES – Investigators at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach identified and ordered the cease of activities on an illegal passenger vessel operating in Long Beach, March 2, 2016. The vessel Orion, operated by Angel’s Ashes charter company, is suspected of taking passengers for hire while operating out of Long Beach Harbor. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams, commanding...

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger vessel charters in San Diego

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger vessel charters in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard is cautioning charter boat owners and operators about the requirements to operate a boat for hire, following numerous reports of illegal passenger vessel operations in San Diego. A maritime safety and security bulletin was issued Oct. 7, advising those who own, operate, or intend to operate a small passenger vessel of the legal requirements to do so. These regulations...