Coast Guard halts 4 more weekend illegal charters in Miami area

Coast Guard halts 4 more weekend illegal charters in Miami area
Two pontoon boats moored to a pier at Haulover Inlet, Florida, Mar. 31, 2019. The Coast Guard boarded the two boats and terminated both voyages as illegal charters. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI —The Coast Guard and Bal Harbour Police Department terminated the voyages of several pleasure crafts Sunday, three of which took place at Haulover Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Marine Stadium

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Marine Stadium
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 55-foot pleasure craft, Sea Raven, with 12 people aboard Friday near Marine Stadium after discovering multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near Marine...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Caxambas Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Caxambas Park
A 26-foot sailing vessel moored at Caxambas Park, Florida, Mar. 28, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) FORT MEYERS, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 26-foot sailing vessel with seven people aboard Wednesday at Caxambas Park after discovering multiple violations. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Fort Meyers law enforcement officers noticed the captain of the sailing vessel, which is only...

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board in Burlington Bay on Lake Champlain. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to not walk on Lake Champlain as the ice begins to deteriorate with warmer weather. Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually...

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges boaters going out on the Lower Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents. Higher than average water levels create very strong and swift currents, which result in large amounts of debris, and can lead to dangerous situations on the Mississippi River. The stronger than normal currents can create rips and eddies in places...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter vessel near Aventura Fla.

Coast Guard halts illegal charter vessel near Aventura Fla.
A pontoon vessel is moored after his voyage was terminated due to multiple violations Thursday, March 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a pontoon boat with 13 passengers aboard Thursday near Aventura. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near Aventura...

Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft

Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is urging paddlecraft owners to properly secure and label their vessels after responding to two unmanned-adrift vessel cases Tuesday evening. Coast Guard crews treat every unmanned-adrift vessel as a search and rescue case and immediately launch a search for potential mariners in distress. “Every unmanned-adrift vessel is treated as a potential distress situation,...

Coast Guard urges caution to Bay Area boaters and beachgoers along California coast

Coast Guard urges caution to Bay Area boaters and beachgoers along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges Bay Area boaters and beachgoers to take caution while along the coast due to strong swells and increased risk of sneaker waves, Tuesday. Strong rip currents and large shore breaks are expected along the coast from Sonoma County to the Monterey Bay, including Ocean Beach, Montara State...

Coast Guard halts third weekend illegal charter in Miami

Coast Guard halts third weekend illegal charter in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 11 passengers aboard Sunday near Monument Island making this the third illegal charter in the Miami area interdicted in three days. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near Monument Island where they discovered...