Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Mexican fishing boat, or lancha, floats alongside the pier at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew from the station detected men illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 21, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected five and interdicted two...

Coast Guard terminates 8 illegal charter voyages in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard terminates 8 illegal charter voyages in Lake Tahoe
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crew member prepares for a boarding on Lake Tahoe, California, Aug. 7, 2021. The Coast Guard stopped eight illegal charter boats operating on Lake Tahoe during a surge operation in early August. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) SAN FRANCISCO —The Coast Guard stopped eight illegal charter boats operating on Lake Tahoe during a surge operation in...

Coast Guard, Tampa Police terminate illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, Tampa Police terminate illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer along with Tampa Police Department (TPD) Marine Unit terminated the voyage of a 43.5-foot uninspected passenger vessel with 18 passengers for hire in Tampa Bay Friday.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter in the Tampa Bay area Friday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating...

Coast Guard arrests vessel operator for endangering 34 passengers

Coast Guard arrests vessel operator for endangering 34 passengers
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Coast Guard Investigative Service special agents arrested the operator of the Fishing Lady for violating a U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Order issued pursuant to the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, July 21, 2021. Terrance Dale Roy also failed to properly report a hazardous condition as required by regulations and operated his boat in a grossly negligent manner. Roy was charged...

Coast Guard urges boaters to not take to the seas, transit to Cuban waters

Coast Guard urges boaters to not take to the seas, transit to Cuban waters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard urges South Florida recreational boaters considering transiting toward Cuban territorial waters to “not take to the sea.” It is illegal for boaters to depart from the U.S. with the intent of transiting to Cuba for any purpose without a permit, and the waters are in the Florida Straits are unpredictable and dangerous. Vessels and persons illegally entering Cuban...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team inspects the 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel after a Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage its voyage Jul 2, 2021 near the Tampa Bay Area.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington. A Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation. The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order...

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries law enforcement teams investigated and ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a fleet of commercial tuna fishing vessels that operate out of the State of Washington during the summer months. Since 2019, Coast Guard personnel, working collaboratively with CBP and NOAA agents,...

Coast Guard reminds boaters tribal, Canadian marinas remain off limits

Coast Guard reminds boaters tribal, Canadian marinas remain off limits
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters that some tribal and Canadian marinas remain closed to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order remains in effect despite the reopening of Washington state boat ramps and recreational fishing, which is important when planning recreational fishing and boating voyages this season. As of this date, the Makah Reservation and Neah Bay remain closed...