Coast Guard reminds boaters Let’s Ride Alaska Act not applicable to passenger vessels

Coast Guard reminds boaters Let’s Ride Alaska Act not applicable to passenger vessels
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is reminding Alaska boaters that Alaska House Bill 132, otherwise known as the Let’s Ride Alaska Act, that brings ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to Alaska roadways, does not pertain to navigable waters of Alaska. Despite the bill’s concessions for allowing ridesharing services to operate within Alaska, boat owners are not permitted to provide charter...

Coast Guard shuts down illegal charter at Fisherman’s Terminal

Coast Guard shuts down illegal charter at Fisherman’s Terminal
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound personnel prevented a vessel from operating illegally with more than 6 passengers for hire and potentially eliminated an unsafe condition yesterday evening. The vessel Longhorn, an uninspected vessel moored at Fisherman’s Terminal in Ballard, is limited to carrying only six passengers for hire and intended to get underway with 19 passengers for hire and...

Coast Guard terminates charter boat voyage in Buzzards Bay

Coast Guard terminates charter boat voyage in Buzzards Bay
The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a charter vessel in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, due to an expired operator’s license and evidence of illegal fishing on May 18, 2015. BOSTON — The Coast Guard terminated the trip of a 23-foot charter vessel today in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, due to an expired operator’s license and evidence of illegal fishing. During a random safety boarding,...

Coast Guard teams up with Alaska state authorities to ensure passenger vessel safety

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard announced Tuesday it will team up with the Alaska state authorities to raise awareness and educate vessel operators and consumers on uninspected passenger vessel licensing requirements.

Coast Guard teams up with state boating authorities to ensure passenger vessel safety

WASHINGTON ? The Coast Guard announced Tuesday it will team up with state boating authorities to raise awareness and educate vessel operators and consumers on uninspected passenger vessel licensing requirements.