Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale
The 24-foot vessel, Sea-mor, is underway near the Middle River, Florida, Nov. 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard law enforcement crews terminated an illegal charter, Sunday near Middle River. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of a 24-foot vessel with eight passengers aboard operating as an illegal small...

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
A launch crew is interdicted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews for engaging in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-setting number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel detected a...

Coast Guard halts illegal passenger vessel operation near Sunset Key

Coast Guard halts illegal passenger vessel operation near Sunset Key
The 40-foot pleasure craft, Ocean Motion Too, near Sunset Key, Florida, Sept. 25, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Post. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger vessel operator Friday near Sunset Key. A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boarding team conducted a boarding of the 40-foot vessel, Ocean Motion Too,...

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union
The crew of the USCGC Sea Lion, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Washington, conducts vessel safety inspections, boating under the influence enforcement, and counter illegal charter operations on Lake Washington, Washington,, Sept. 6, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of three illegally chartered pleasure crafts over Labor Day...

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 illegal charter near New River Triangle

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near New River Triangle
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near New River Triangle. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boarding team with the assistance of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a boarding of the vessel, Salty Daddy, and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100(a) for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of...

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 James Judge KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol rescued seven people while halting an illegal charter, Friday, approximately 12 miles south of Key Colony. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from the 39-foot commercial vessel, Grand Slam, crew via VHF Channel 16 stating...

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In

Coast Guard, TP&W, NOAA conduct Operation Reel-It-In
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted Operation Reel-It-In Aug. 4-7, 2020, along the southern Texas coastal region. The goal of the operation was to promote the safety of charter vessel operations and enforce applicable regulations to uninspected passenger vessels. During the operation, Coast...