Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel with four passengers for hire aboard in Sarasota Bay, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel Thursday in Sarasota Bay, Florida. The vessel was found with four passengers...

Coast Guard boards illegal charter in Longboat Pass

Coast Guard boards illegal charter in Longboat Pass
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard boarded a 21-foot uninspected passenger vessel with seven passengers aboard Sunday in Longboat Pass, Florida. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement boatcrew discovered the vessel was operating a commercial passenger service, and was not in compliance with regulations governing passenger vessels. Uninspected passenger vessels...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Fort Myers Beach
A Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 48-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers aboard Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 48-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire aboard...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Saint Petersburg, Florida, personnel terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft after discovering the vessel was operating a commercial passenger service, and was not in compliance with multiple regulations governing passenger vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft with eight people aboard...

Return to Panama Canal unlocks memories of Boston-based Coast Guardsman’s youth

Return to Panama Canal unlocks memories of Boston-based Coast Guardsman’s youth
Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Perez, a crewmember aboard the 270-foot, Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, stands aboard the Spencer Jan. 10, 2017 as the cutter transits the Panama Canal. .U.S. Coast Guard Photo vy  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham On the 20th anniversary of his childhood departure from Panama, Coast Guard Petty Officer Luis Perez found himself in a familiar but...