Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters
MOBILE, Al. – The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to consumers. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because the charter may not have the proper emergency safety gear, navigation and communication gear, and may not have undergone the proper license exams and inspections which are put in place to ensure passenger and crew safety. “Illegal...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Saint Petersburg, Florida, personnel terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft after discovering the vessel was operating a commercial passenger service, and was not in compliance with multiple regulations governing passenger vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft with eight people aboard...

Coast Guard authorizes carriage of liquefied natural gas on Marvel Crane in Louisiana

Coast Guard authorizes carriage of liquefied natural gas on Marvel Crane in Louisiana
The Marvel Crane, the first liquid natural gas carrier to transport natural gas from the Southwest Louisiana LNG facility, transits a channel in Hackberry, Louisiana, May 28, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles issued the initial Certificate of Compliance to the liquid natural gas carrier Marvel Crane, May 28, 2019, at the Cameron...

Coast Guard expands waterway closures on upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard expands waterway closures on upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and industry stake holders have closed the Mississippi River from Alton, Il., at mile marker 200.5, north to Gladstone, Il., at mile marker 410.4 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents, Saturday. The river closure will help mitigate damage to residential areas and the overtopping of levees until conditions improve. “Safety...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2019 hurricane season

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2019 hurricane season
MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30%...

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and $738,050 in property. “If there is one thing the cases over this...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is enforcing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of Bayou Chene while the Army Corps of Engineers sink a barge near Morgan City, Louisiana, Wednesday. The safety zone will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Thursday. All mariners shall keep a minimum distance of 2 nautical miles within Bayou Chene Light – 4. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to the consumer. The Coast Guard is currently investigating and issuing violations to owners of vessels offering unlicensed charter services in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because it may not have the proper emergency safety gear, may...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Haulover Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Haulover Park
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 47-foot pleasure craft, Good Energy, with 10 passengers aboard Sunday near Haulover Park 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 Haulover Park where they...