Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by presenting 12 local Vietnam veterans with a specially designed lapel pin, Tuesday. This pin was accompanied by a proclamation made by President Donald Trump. An excerpt reads: In 1976, nearly 500,000 American troops served in South Vietnam, along with approximately 850,000 troops of our...

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted operations to promote safety on Lake of the Ozarks from June through September 2018. During the operations, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River boatcrews and investigators conducted: 35 safety boardings Nine voyage terminations for illegal charters Education on boating safety and illegal charter operations Five ongoing investigations,...

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct regional maritime exercise on Mississippi River

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct regional maritime exercise on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies will gather at various points on the Mississippi River and the Wellstone Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to conduct security and pollution response exercises, Wednesday. The exercise will provide an opportunity for several first responder agencies from multiple jurisdictions to train together and test capabilities to better...

Coast Guard Terminates Illegal Passenger Vessel’s Voyage

Coast Guard Terminates Illegal Passenger Vessel’s Voyage
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a vessel violating small passenger laws and regulations in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, on Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement boatcrew conducted a boarding on a 26-foot rental pontoon and determined the vessel was operating with passenger counts exceeding the legal limit of 12, with...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of two illegal passenger vessels

Coast Guard terminates voyage of two illegal passenger vessels
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of two vessels violating small passenger laws and regulations in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Friday and Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement boatcrew conducted a boarding on the 50-foot yacht, The Shady Shack, with 24 passengers aboard in the vicinity of Gravois Arm, Lake of the Ozarks,...

Coast Guard terminates 2 passenger vessels’ voyages

Coast Guard terminates 2 passenger vessels’ voyages
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of two charter vessels on Lake of the Ozarks, one on Aug. 17 and the other on Aug. 18, because the vessels exceeded the legal limit of 12 passengers. The basic laws and definitions governing charter services can be found in Title 46 United States Code 2101(35) and Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations 175.400. “Boating safety and legal chartering...

Coast Guard terminates illegal passenger vessel voyage

Coast Guard terminates illegal passenger vessel voyage
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard terminated two vessels suspected of illegal charter operations on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Wednesday. While conducting routine patrols on the Lake of the Ozarks, a Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew determined the vessels were operating with excess passengers. “Passengers should understand safety requirements...

Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect

Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect
The Coast Guard oversees the removal of Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, July 23, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff BRANSON, Missouri – Salvage operations to remove Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson were completed Monday. Salvage operations, coordinated by Ride the Ducks and overseen by the Coast Guard, successfully removed...

Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations

Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard is advising the public to be aware of and avoid unlawful vessel charter operations on navigable waterways. The Coast Guard has received reports from reputable sources including prominent members of the maritime community and legal passenger vessel operators about illegal passenger vessels conducting charter operations. Unlawful operations include, but are not limited...