Coast Guard encourages safe boating practices during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard encourages safe boating practices during San Francisco Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard reminds boaters in the Bay Area to be safe while out on the water during San Francisco Fleet Week events. Fleet Week recognizes and honors military members and tends to be a busy weekend for boaters. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s while water temperatures are expected to in the low 60s. “We want people to get out and enjoy the various fleet...

Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island

Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island
Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identify unsafe conditions on the barge and associated tug Jake Washington Nov. 8, 2018, while moored at Broad Creek Marina in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identified unsafe conditions November 8th on a barge moored...

Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charter operations in Miami over weekend

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of a 32-foot pleasure craft with 11 people aboard near Haulover Inlet and the 34-foot pleasure craft Sunset Stripp with 12 people aboard near Beer Can Island, Saturday after discovering several safety issues. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger vessel charters in San Diego

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger vessel charters in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard is cautioning charter boat owners and operators about the requirements to operate a boat for hire, following numerous reports of illegal passenger vessel operations in San Diego. A maritime safety and security bulletin was issued Oct. 7, advising those who own, operate, or intend to operate a small passenger vessel of the legal requirements to do so. These regulations...