Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast
Illegal fishing aboard a lancha boat caught by the US Coast Guard in August (Twitter) Laura B. Martinez The Brownsville Herald, Texas September 14 – A 15-minute pursuit between the U.S. Coast Guard and a Mexican fishing vessel, also known as a lancha, ended with the boat operator being taken into custody and charged. According to a federal criminal complaint, Eder Tadeo-Perez told authorities...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of an illegal charter vessel

Coast Guard terminates voyage of an illegal charter vessel
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel Beirut, near Marina Del Rey, Calif., Sept. 3, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel during a joint operation with the Marina Del Rey Sheriffs while patrolling the harbor to ensure boater safety in Marina...

Coast Guard searching for witnesses to boating accident in Chicago

Coast Guard searching for witnesses to boating accident in Chicago
CHICAGO — The United States Coast Guard, alongside local partners, is actively searching for information regarding a collision that occurred mid-afternoon, Saturday, between the vessel LA AQUAVIDA and a 33-foot vessel in the anchorage area of the Chicago Playpen. The collision resulted in two boaters, who were on a float tied to the back of the 33-foot vessel, sustaining serious injury. Any witnesses...

Coast Guard halts unsafe passenger vessels in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard halts unsafe passenger vessels in Lake Tahoe
Chief Warrant Officer Franklin Spedoke, a U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco marine inspector, and Steve Warfield, a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy engage with a vessel on Lake Tahoe, August 5, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard Courtesy Photo) RENO, Nev. — The Coast Guard stopped four illegal voyages operating on Lake Tahoe during a surge operation in early August. The operation ran from August...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of illegal charter near Newport Beach

Coast Guard terminates voyage of illegal charter near Newport Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel operating in the vicinity of Newport Beach on Aug. 6, 2022. A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach discovered that the 50-foot pleasure craft, Yachtley Crue, was operating as an illegal charter with 12 passengers aboard and found the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100...

Coast Guard warns of legal repercussions in response to laser incidents

Coast Guard warns of legal repercussions in response to laser incidents
Buffalo – One of the laser strikes was reported to originate offshore the residential area of Moon Beach,New York. The latest incident occurred in the vicinity of Lakeside Park, located in Oswego, New York, from an unidentified vehicle. Attempts to locate the suspects remain ongoing. The laser, which comes in various colors, illuminated the small boats numerous times, striking he crew in the...

Coast Guard terminates illegal passenger vessel voyage

Coast Guard terminates illegal passenger vessel voyage
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Sector Key West terminated an illegal passenger vessel’s voyage upon return from Dry Tortugas National Park, Monday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Sector Key West terminated an illegal passenger vessel’s voyage upon return from Dry Tortugas National Park, Monday. The 74-foot long U.S. flagged vessel, which was chartered for...

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation near Stock Island

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation near Stock Island
Coast Guard Sector Key West investigating officers halted an illegal passenger vessel near Key West, Florida, July 8, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Key West investigation officers stopped an illegal passenger vessel Friday near Key West. The 37-foot vessel advertised guided excursions to the Dry Tortugas National Park for up to 12 passengers without a valid Certificate...

Coast Guard commences operation to detect illegal passenger vessels

Coast Guard commences operation to detect illegal passenger vessels
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Prince George County Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, commenced a summer-long enforcement and awareness initiative Friday aimed at combating illegal charter and passenger vessel operations in the Maryland-National Capital Region. The goal of Operation Pier Pressure is to ensure public safety...