Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Houston

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Houston
Houston Police Department personnel arrest the captain of an illegal charter operation as part of a Coast Guard and partner agency joint operation and investigation on Clear Lake in Kemah, Texas, May 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, Coast Guard Station Houston, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Harris County...

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 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 terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington. A Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation. The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order...

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boards the vessel Island Hoppin’ just off Caneel Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands Mar. 4, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger for hire operation on March 4, 2021, for the 52-foot sailing catamaran Island Hoppin’...

Coast Guard busts 8 illegal charters in South Florida during holiday weekend

Coast Guard busts 8 illegal charters in South Florida during holiday weekend
MIAMI — The Coast Guard halted eight illegal charters in South Florida President’s Day weekend. Coast Guard Stations Miami Beach and St. Petersburg law enforcement crews boarded multiple vessels and discovered these owners and operators were operating as illegal charters. Two of the operators violated Captain of the Port orders, which is a federal offense. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Order violated, vessel terminated near Tampa

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Order violated, vessel terminated near Tampa
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg along with a law enforcement team terminated the voyage of  a 29-foot personal vessel Friday after determining it violated a Captain of the Port Order near Courtney Campbell Causeway. The vessel had eight passengers-for-hire who paid about $200 upfront for their charter. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo). ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The Coast Guard terminated an illegal...

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage after violation of Captain of the Port Order

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage after violation of Captain of the Port Order
MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Miami law enforcement team terminated the voyage of the 42-foot vessel Crescendo Friday after determining it violated a Captain of the Port Order near Miami Beach Marina. Owners and operators failing to comply with a federal Captain of the Port Order can face over $95,000 in criminal penalties. The vessel had 13 people aboard: two crew and 11 passengers-for-hire who...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Sea Isle Marina

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Sea Isle Marina
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach law enforcement boarding team halts a 21-foot pontoon boat Friday, near Sea Isle Marina, Miami, Florida, July 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a pleasure craft with eight people aboard, Thursday, who were operating as an illegal charter in the vicinity of Sea Isle Marina. While on patrol, a Coast Guard Station Miami...