Coast Guard host workshop to discuss safe operation of commercial passenger vessels

Coast Guard host workshop to discuss  safe operation of commercial passenger vessels
CHICAGO — Representatives from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago and the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee co-hosted a workshop for mariners and the boating public interested in learning how to comply with federal regulations when renting a boat, bringing paying passengers aboard, or when operating as a chartered boat, Saturday. The workshop coincided with the start of National Safe Boating Week,...

Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations

Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard verify proper documentation and interview a boat operator and deckhand during a safety inspection at Monroe Harbor in Chicago, Aug. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — During the past two weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) boarded 39 boats in the Chicago area, terminating...

Coast Guard to combat illegal charter vessel operations around Chicago

Coast Guard to combat illegal charter vessel operations around Chicago
Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, delivers remarks at a bareboat charter and uninspected passenger vessel workshop at the Chicago Yacht Club April 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lindsay Cook) CHICAGO — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago and the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee hosted an Uninspected Passenger Vessel and Bareboat Charter Workshop to...

Chicago Harbor Safety Committee convenes, elects first board members

Chicago Harbor Safety Committee convenes, elects first board members
CHICAGO – Members of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan and Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago hosted the inaugural meeting of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee at Navy Pier, Monday. Capt. Matthew Sibley, commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan and captain of the port, and Cmdr. Jason Neubauer, commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago, welcomed more than 50 representatives...