Coast Guard cautions public, investigates illegal operations in San Diego

Coast Guard cautions public, investigates illegal operations in San Diego
Pictured is a Coast Guard Sector San Diego created poster featuring examination decals displayed by charter vessels. If a charter company takes more than six passengers out on federal waterways, the vessel should have a valid Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection posted in a visible location along with an inspection decal. Smaller passenger vessels carrying six or fewer passengers are not required...

Warnings of illegal passenger vessel operations in Sector Upper Mississippi River

Warnings of illegal passenger vessel operations in Sector Upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is warning the public to avoid unlawful passenger vessel operations. There are continued reports of illegal commercial vessel services including water taxis, excursion vessels and transportation services reserved via on-line applications in popular tourist locations. Unlawful operations include but are not limited to: Charter services that carry...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island
An 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Feb. 7, 2020 near Hutchinson Island, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Friday in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Coast Guard terminates multiple illegal charters in Miami during Super Bowl week

Coast Guard terminates multiple illegal charters in Miami during Super Bowl week
Members of the Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami patrol the security zone in the vicinity of Bayfront Park Jan. 29, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) MIAMI – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of multiple vessels operating as illegal charters in Miami waters during the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV. Coast Guard Sector Miami boat crews, including...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Dodge Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Dodge Island
The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 44-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard after discovering multiple violations during a boarding. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 44-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard in the vicinity of Dodge Island, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew boarding...

Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe
A Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crew and El Dorado Sherriff’s board a pleasure craft to ensure passenger and crew safety in Lake Tahoe, Calif., August 21, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Anna Frank) SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Sector San Francisco investigators conducted an operation with local law enforcement throughout the course of a week to terminate unlicensed and illegal charter...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Watson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Watson Island
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beachboatcrew terminated the voyage of a 22-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 after discovering multiple violations. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 22-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard Saturday in the vicinity of Watson Island after discovering multiple...

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 issues notice of violation to illegal charter operator in North Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard issues notice of violation to illegal charter operator in North Myrtle Beach
A recreational vessel mooring up after Coast Guard personnel observed the vessel being operated by an unlicensed master with two paying passengers on board May 19, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of violations to a recreational boat rental company operating as an illegal charter business out of North Myrtle Beach. On May 19th, Coast Guard...