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 terminates repeat offender illegal charter

Coast Guard terminates repeat offender illegal charter
The 31-foot Lady Di, boating near the 15th Street Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Nov. 12, 2021 (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Coast Guard Investigative Service law enforcement officers terminated the voyage of the 31-foot vessel Lady Di, Friday, due to illegally operating as a small passenger vessel near the 15th Street Marina, Fort Lauderdale. During the boarding,...

Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise

Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise
Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo) SEATTLE — Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca focused on a variety of maritime...

Suspect pleads guilty to 2016 laser strike on Coast Guard aircrew

Suspect pleads guilty to 2016 laser strike on Coast Guard aircrew
SEATTLE — A Port Angeles-area man pleaded guilty Monday at the U.S. District Court in Tacoma for aiming a laser pointer at a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew in 2016. Randall Muck, 35, pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of assault on a federal officer under Title 18 U.S. Code Section 111a. Muck was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement with electronic monitoring, one year of probation...

Maine man charged with false distress call to Coast Guard

Maine man charged with false distress call to Coast Guard
ROCKLAND, MAINE — Nathan Libby, of Rockland, has been charged with making a false distress call to the Coast Guard on December 3rd, 2020 via VHF-FM radio channel 16. Based on the call, the Coast Guard initiated a search spanning more than five hours, which included the use of a local Coast Guard vessel, a Maine Marine Patrol vessel, and a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. A criminal...

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...