Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg
A Coast Guard investigating officer terminates the voyage of a 47-foot uninspected passenger vessel with 15 passengers for hire in St. Petersburg, Florida June 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter near St. Petersburg Municipal Marina Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigation officer terminated the voyage of a 47-foot...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew terminated the voyage of the Momentum 2 for multiple safety violations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Martinez) MIAMI—The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Momentum 2, with 31 people aboard, Saturday, in the vicinity of Miami Marine Stadium. While on...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Rickenbacker Causeway

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Rickenbacker Causeway
The 24-foot pleasure craft, Celebrity, underway in Biscayne Bay, Florida, May 24, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ricky Perilla. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 24-foot pleasure craft, Celebrity, with 10 people aboard Saturday near the Rickenbacker Causeway. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard, local agencies, stop illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Alabama

Coast Guard, local agencies, stop illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and the Orange Beach Police department terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel near Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday. Orange Beach Police contacted Coast Guard Sector Mobile with concerns of a suspected illegal passenger for hire operation in the area after seeing multiple advertisements on social media over the last few weeks. Coast Guard law enforcement officers,...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Demens Landing Park

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Demens Landing Park
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team board intercepts an illegal charter near Demens Landing Park, May 9, 2020.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Demens Landing Park. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement crew terminated the voyage of a 21-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island
The 50-foot pleasure craft, Lucy B, is moored to a pier at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a call of a boater reportedly operating a vessel under the influence of illegal narcotics Sunday near Monument Island. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a concerned passenger aboard the...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Thursday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support, a small boat crew, and two cutters stopped the lanchas approximately 20 miles north of...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A launch crew is escorted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews after being interdicted while engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas April 6, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern...