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...

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...