Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot Hurricane vessel with 12 passengers aboard Monday at the 79th Boat Ramp for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents reporting that they had stopped...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel 17 miles east of Hollywood

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel 17 miles east of Hollywood
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft Sunday operating under hazardous conditions 17 miles east of Hollywood. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) conducted a boarding on the vessel with six passengers aboard and discovered an insufficient number of life jackets. “Failure to wear a personal...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...

Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence

Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated three voyages in the South Florida area due to operators boating under the influence over Fourth of July weekend. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crews handled...

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for BUI after allision near Fleming Key

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for BUI after allision near Fleming Key
Garrison Bight Channel Light #3 structure is damaged after receiving an impact from a 20-foot center console.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 20-foot vessel with eight people aboard for boating under the influence after it allided with a navigation light near Fleming Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification from...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In conjunction with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 21-foot uninspected passenger vessel Friday near Longboat Pass. FWC observed the uninspected passenger vessel, which is only rated for six passengers, operating with seven passengers for hire and boarded the vessel. During the boarding, the FWC officer discovered...

Coast Guard, FWC halts illegal charter operation near Sea Isle Marina

Coast Guard, FWC halts illegal charter operation near Sea Isle Marina
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 15 passengers aboard Sunday near Sea Isle Marina, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding officer working with an FWC boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Thursday who capsized 4 miles west of Crystal River. While searching for a 71-year-old missing boater, a Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown observed a flare Thursday...