Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp
A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Sand Key halted an illegal passenger-for-hire operation with seven passengers and one non-credentialed mariner, May 16, 2021 in the vicinity of Seminole Boat Ramp.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Coast Guard Station Sand Key law enforcement team terminated an illegal charter Sunday, near Seminole Boat Ramp. The 18-foot vessel had seven...

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia

Coast Guard cautions public concerning illegal charters in Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — As we head into the warmer months and more people head out onto the water, officials at Coast Guard Sector Virginia encourages the public to be informed and ask questions when chartering a vessel. Illegal charter operations and unlicensed operators are a risk to the passengers and other boaters. “It is critical that the public immediately report signs of illegal charter operations...

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...