Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast

Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a person making threats and hoax calls on marine band radio off the gulf coast of Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received the latest threat on Aug. 13, 2019 via VHF channel 22A. In this call, the male caller makes threats against the Coast Guard personnel, aircrafts and vessels. The broadcast sounds...

Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers

Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers
BOSTON — Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England issued two notices of violation last month with proposed penalties of $2,500 each to two individuals for intentionally jumping over ferry railings in June and July. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel, a violation of 46 United...

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct maritime law enforcement operations

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct maritime law enforcement operations
The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted a maritime law enforcement operation August 9 and 10, from Carteret County, North Carolina, to Brevard County, Florida covering more than 500 miles of coastline.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted a maritime law enforcement operation Friday and Saturday from Carteret County, North Carolina, to...

Coast Guard seeks public’s assistance with investigation in Honolulu

Coast Guard seeks public's assistance with investigation in Honolulu
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and other local law enforcement are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man observed discharging a weapon at an intersection in Waikiki in July of 2018. The Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is working jointly with the Honolulu Police Department and others in the case. They are releasing these images to generate new leads in the case. On July...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...

Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence

Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated three voyages in the South Florida area due to operators boating under the influence over Fourth of July weekend. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crews handled...

Coast Guard locates individual with outstanding warrant in Oregon

Coast Guard locates individual with outstanding warrant in Oregon
Coast Guard Cutter Osprey file photo by Petty Officer Robert K. Lanier SEATTLE— The Coast Guard Cutter Osprey detained an individual with an outstanding warrant from the state of Oregon Tuesday. The individual’s record was discovered while conducting a recreational boating safety boarding in the vicinity of Everett, Washington. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound enforcement staff coordinated with Washington...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard would like the public’s help to identify a suspected hoax caller, who has been transmitting distress calls since late March around Ocean City. “Hoax calls put other boaters and first responders at risk,” said Cmdr. Mathew Fine, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “We take every call seriously, which means that hoax calls...

Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms

Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms
22 Ecuadorian nationals being held on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) before turning them over to the Ecuadorian Coast Guard near the Port of Manta.  ECUADOR – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) interdicted 22 Ecuadorian nationals the week in possession of illegal firearms in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and delivered them to Ecuadorian authorities. A Cutter Hamilton...