Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel 17 miles east of Hollywood

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo.

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft Sunday operating under hazardous conditions 17 miles east of Hollywood.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) conducted a boarding on the vessel with six passengers aboard and discovered an insufficient number of life jackets.

“Failure to wear a personal flotation device is the main reason people lose their lives in recreation accidents within the maritime domain,” said Lt. Joshua Tucker, cutter Robert Yered commanding officer. “Free vessel safety checks are available in the Miami area by contacting  ocal Coast Guard Auxiliary members. A dockside safety check doesn’t exempt mariners from at-sea boardings, but it can speed the process along and help to ensure any discrepancies have
been addressed before getting underway.”

After completing the boarding the cutter’s crew located a total of 12 lobster tails aboard the pleasure craft.

The cutter Robert Yered crew escorted the vessel to Port Everglades, where Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents were waiting to conduct further investigations.

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