Coast Guard terminates three illegal charter vessels in San Diego Bay

Coast Guard terminates three illegal charter vessels in San Diego Bay
SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Sector San Diego personnel terminated three illegal charter boats operating in San Diego Bay over the weekend. Sector San Diego boarding team members and investigators identified three illegal charter boats operating in the bay and terminated all three voyages due to unsafe overloading conditions, insufficient lifesaving equipment and failure to provide a qualified or licensed...

Coast Guard suspends illegal charter near Destin, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends illegal charter near Destin, Fla.
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office suspended an illegal charter operation Sunday near Destin Pass, Fla. The illegal passenger-for-hire operation was terminated after determining the vessel was carrying more than six passengers without a valid Certificate of Inspection. The captain was arrested by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after suspicion of boating...

US, Philippines host maritime law enforcement forum in Guam

US, Philippines host maritime law enforcement forum in Guam
Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, deputy commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area and Rear Adm. Charles Fosse, director of Joint Interagency Task Force-West, during the 8th annual Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative Commanders’ Forum in Tumon, Guam, April 6, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) TUMON, Guam – Senior leaders and policy makers...

Coast Guard, FWC terminate illegal charter in Clearwater

Coast Guard, FWC terminate illegal charter in Clearwater
The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated an illegal small passenger vessel charter in Clearwater, Florida, Feb. 11, 2022. After investigation, the Coast Guard officer terminated the vessel’s voyage as the operator was not enrolled in a drug testing consortium, and the charter was overloaded. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast...

Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators

Coast Guard seeks legal action against credentials of 2 jet boat operators
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has initiated administrative action related to the mariner credentials of two jet boat operators involved in a collision that occurred on the Willamette River on June 4, 2021. The jet boats, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey, collided near Hog Island as the vessels came around a bend in the channel where an obstruction prevented the vessel captains from seeing each other and resulted...

Coast Guard interdicts 5 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 5 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
The Coast Guard Daniel Tarr at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Sector Houston-Galveston Drone Team. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas, Dec. 23, 2021. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard supports Republic of Palau with exclusive economic zone enforcement

Coast Guard supports Republic of Palau with exclusive economic zone enforcement
Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane file photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter KimballSANTA RITA, Guam — Last week, the Coast Guard responded to a request from the Republic of Palau to assist with locating the Chinese flagged research vessel Da Yang Hao and observe its activity. The 4,600-ton vessel entered Palau’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Nov. 29. On Nov. 30, Joint Rescue...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg boarding team, along with Tampa Police Department Marine Unit, boarded a 48-foot boat that was operating as an illegal bareboat charter with 13 passengers for hire in Tampa Bay Dec. 4, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter in Tampa Bay, Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg boarding team,...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on St. Johns River

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on St. Johns River
A Coast Guard Station Mayport crew terminates the voyage of the 53-foot vessel Dream Chaser, Oct. 31, 2021 on the St. Johns River. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter of the 53-foot vessel Dream Chaser, Saturday, on the St. Johns River. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding...