Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile partnered with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to conduct safety boardings over the Labor Day Weekend. Sector Mobile conducted 22 vessel boardings, 18 of which were found to be operating unsafely and illegally. “It is every mariner’s responsibility to ensure the safe operation of their vessel on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in Lake Tahoe
The 48-foot pleasure craft, Cirque, in Lake Tahoe, California Sunday, September, 6, 2020 after a Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe 29-foot Response Boat-small crew terminated its voyage for multiple safety violations.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel operating near Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters in Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday near Miami. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boarding team boarded the 55-foot motor yacht, My Way, with eight passengers aboard and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100(a) for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of 46 C.F.R. 15.515(b)...

Coast Guard lifts safety zone on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles

Coast Guard lifts safety zone on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles
Power lines previously downed in the water at mile marker 260 are removed near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 3, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard lifted the safety zone at mile marker 260 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Saturday afternoon. Downed power lines were removed at mile marker 260 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which is...

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations

Coast Guard, port partners continue post Hurricane Laura operations
Senior Chief Michael Oyler and a contractor with Entergy Corporation pose for a photo in front of a generator that was delivered to Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sep. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with government, private port and community partners continued removing obstructions blocking the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway...

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices during holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices during holiday weekend
PORTSMOUTH, Va. ⁠— The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beach goers to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Labor Day holiday weekend, traditionally a time of increased boating traffic on waterways. Mariners are reminded not operate vessels under the influence. In addition to decreasing the operator’s ability to make sound judgments, the consumption of alcohol also negatively...

Coast Guard monitors port recovery efforts following Hurricane Laura

Coast Guard monitors port recovery efforts following Hurricane Laura
Downed power lines block the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 260. The Coast Guard is able to use unmanned aircraft systems to quickly and safely assess damage following major storms, as seen in this photo taken by the Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy asset) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is monitoring port recovery efforts with port partners following Hurricane Laura’s...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tampa, Florida

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tampa, Florida
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew conduct a safety boarding aboard a 27-foot boat Aug. 31, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez) PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter near Tampa, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boat crew, along with Coast Guard Investigating Officers...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Miami

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Miami
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team boards a pleasure craft near Miami, Florida, Aug. 29, 2020.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Sunday near Miami. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boarding team boarded the vessels, I Need to Relax and Sea Devil, and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R....