Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew conducts the boarding of a 23-foot pleasure craft with nine people aboard operating as an illegal charter Feb. 29, 2020 near Bahia Hutchinson Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fort Lauderdale) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of pleasure craft operating as an illegal charter Saturday near Bahia Hutchinson Island. A Coast...

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine
HONOLULU — Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) PTE LTD. (Bernhard), a vessel operating company, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of the District of Hawaii...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island
An 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Feb. 7, 2020 near Hutchinson Island, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Friday in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Baker’s Haulover Inlet

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Baker’s Haulover Inlet
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of two pleasure crafts operating as illegal charters Saturday near Baker’s Haulover Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boardings of the pleasure crafts, Roe Boat and Colleen Marie, each with 10 people aboard, and discovered the...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Monument Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Monument Island
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 37-foot pleasure craft, Bada Bing, with 12 passengers aboard Saturday near Monument Island. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100A for not having...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel with four passengers for hire aboard in Sarasota Bay, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel Thursday in Sarasota Bay, Florida. The vessel was found with four passengers...

Three Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Smuggling Cocaine

Three Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Smuggling Cocaine
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced three Colombian nationals to federal prison terms for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine while onboard a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Carlos Chavez-Aguirre (35), Yesid Caicedo Asprilla (50), and David Hurtado Vallecilla (45) were sentenced...

Coast Guard increases inspection operations during busy shipping season

Coast Guard increases inspection operations during busy shipping season
A member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York and K9 Ruthie inspect goods in the Port of Philadelphia for contraband, November 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay PHILADELPHIA – Members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Customs and Border Protection and multiple state and local...

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft due to the operator boating under the influence in the vicinity of Tavernier Creek, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcment boatcrew, while on patrol, conducted a boarding of the 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard....