Coast Guard, PBSO stop illegal charter, arrest operator off Riviera Beach

Coast Guard, PBSO stop illegal charter, arrest operator off Riviera Beach
Palm Beach Sheriff officers and Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet board the 41-foot vessel Ace in the Hole near New Port Cove Marina, Jan. 26, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Palm Beach Sheriff officers requested Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet assistance Tuesday after boarding the 41-foot vessel Ace in the Hole near New Port Cove Marina. The Sheriff officers took the operator into...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Ketchikan boat crew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Ketchikan boat crew
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at the cabin of a Station Ketchikan boat crew conducting underway operations Saturday night. The laser strike occurred around 8:45 p.m., while the boat crew transited north in the Tongass Narrows. The point of origin reportedly came from an area near the intersection...

Coast Guard seeks information after rescue crews lasered near Riviera Beach

Coast Guard seeks information after rescue crews lasered near Riviera Beach
MIAMI — Coast Guard Investigative Service agents are seeking information pertaining to a person or persons pointing a laser light on three separate occasions at Coast Guard rescue crews while underway near Singer Island. Following the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act, it is a federal offense to point lasers at Coast Guard vessels and cause bodily injury to an officer. Offenders of...

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger operation near Picnic Island

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger operation near Picnic Island
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and local law enforcement officers terminated the voyage of the 55-foot vessel, Mothership, Wednesday approximately one mile east of Picnic Island. A Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team and a Coast Guard Investigative Service agent boarded the vessel with two people aboard: one...

Coast Guard, partner agencies stop two illegal charters near Miami Marine Stadium

Coast Guard, partner agencies stop two illegal charters near Miami Marine Stadium
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team member teamed up with Miami Police officers and conducts a boarding of the 45-foot vessel Live A Little near Miami Marine Stadium, Jan. 15, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and City of Miami Police department terminated two illegal charters Friday near...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Portland boatcrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Portland boatcrew
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at the cabin of a Station Portland boatcrew conducting underway operations Tuesday night. Coast Guard crews from Station Portland have been struck with lasers several times in the past six months. The latest laser strike occurred around 10 p.m. and reportedly came...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew
45 file photo by PA1 Adam Eggers SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a blue laser light at a Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew conducting search and rescue operations Monday night near Point Wells. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium initially reported they were fit to complete their assigned search and reported...

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine
Ten of 11 bales of interdicted cocaine in Puerto Rico (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crews recovered a total of 11 bales of cocaine approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecheo Island, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecho Island....

Smuggler in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison

Smuggler in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison
PORTLAND, Ore. – The smuggler apprehended in a historic Coast Guard drug seizure off the Oregon coast in 2019 was sentenced to prison Thursday. John Philip Stirling, 66, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA). On April 9, 2019,...