Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY
A Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., boarding team conducts a safety boarding on a pleasure craft in front of the Boldt Castle along the St. Lawrence River. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews and Canadian partners from the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations team, commonly referred to as the shiprider program,...

Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations

Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard verify proper documentation and interview a boat operator and deckhand during a safety inspection at Monroe Harbor in Chicago, Aug. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — During the past two weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) boarded 39 boats in the Chicago area, terminating...

Prompted by recent violations, Coast Guard urges boaters to take advantage of free safety checks

CLEVELAND — Following a weekend during which Coast Guard boarding officers issued notices of violation to six Great Lakes boaters and sent them back to the docks early for lacking required safety equipment, the Coast Guard is urging mariners Monday to take advantage of the many boater education courses and free vessel safety checks offered throughout the Great Lakes region. Just like routinely changing...