Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations

Coast Guard, local partners terminate illegal boat charter operations
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard verify proper documentation and interview a boat operator and deckhand during a safety inspection at Monroe Harbor in Chicago, Aug. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — During the past two weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) boarded 39 boats in the Chicago area, terminating...

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel runs aground

CORTEZ, Fla. – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cortez rescued seven people who were aboard a 98-foot commercial vessel that ran aground in Longboat Pass early Saturday morning.