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...

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard will implement waterfront safety measures on the Mississippi River during the upcoming Fair St. Louis 4th of July celebration. The safety zone prohibits all commercial and recreational vessel traffic from operating on the Mississippi River between the Poplar Street Bridge at mile marker 179.0 and the Eads Bridge at mile marker 180.0 during air shows and fireworks display. The...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, September 23, 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report from the motor vessel Ms. Shelia that they located a 20-foot red aluminum canoe adrift and unmanned near Merchant’s Bridge at mile marker...