Coast Guard notes increase in illegal charters across the Mid-Atlantic

Coast Guard notes increase in illegal charters across the Mid-Atlantic
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has discovered and halted the voyages of at least five illegal charters discovered across the Mid-Atlantic since July. An illegal charter is a pay-for-hire operation where boat owners or someone they hire take passengers on the water without the proper credentials, and in some cases without proper safety gear...

Coast Guard removes fishing vessel from St. Mary’s inlet, GA

Coast Guard removes fishing vessel from St. Mary's inlet, GA
The Coast Guard and partner agencies help remove aground vessel Phoung Mai that ran aground in St. Mary’s Inlet August 28, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida.  ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) JACKSONVILLE-Fla.— The Coast Guard completed pollution mitigation and removal efforts for the fishing vessel Phuong Mai in St. Mary’s Inlet Georgia, Friday. The vessel posed a hazard to the marine environment...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) returned home Friday to Charleston after completing a 60-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $228 million worth of cocaine and marijuana Thursday at Port Everglades. Hamilton’s crew interdicted nine drug-laden...

Coast Guard conducts assessments along the Western Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard conducts assessments along the Western Gulf Coast region
Coast Guard Station New Orleans’ shallow water response boat team walks a flooded road in Erath, Louisiana, during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, August 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assessed damage along the Louisiana and Texas border Thursday after Hurricane Laura made landfall, which caused flooding and other damage. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads cocaine, marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads cocaine, marijuana
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members offload approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Aug. 27, 2020, Port Everglades, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray) MIAMI —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth...

Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan rescues 2 on disabled boat

Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan rescues 2 on disabled boat
Fireman Patrick Landford throws a line to a boater aboard the disabled and adrift 44-foot recreational vessel Sand Piper Aug. 26, 2020, approximately half a nautical mile off the coast of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. . SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium rescued two men aboard the 44-foot disabled and adrift recreational vessel Sand...

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor
Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew members help a 75-year-old man ashore to local emergency medical services Aug. 24, 2020 near Man of War Harbor, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old man Monday near Man of War Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Key West received a medevac request from the man’s family who...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island
A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew member hoses down a sailing vessel Aug. 26, 2020 near Stock Island, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West Fire Rescue and a good Samaritan extinguished two vessel fires and rescued one person Wednesday near Stock Island. Coast Guard Station Key...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tierra Verde

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tierra Verde
A Coast Guard investigating officer terminates the voyage of a 47-foot boat deemed to be operating as an illegal uninspected passenger vessel with 10 passengers in Tierra Verde, Florida Aug. 25, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter near Tierra Verde Saturday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat–Small II boat...