Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Nixon Beach

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Nixon Beach
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 34-foot motor vessel, Bada Bing, with five people aboard Sunday near Nixon Beach after discovering multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near Nixon Beach where they discovered...

Coast Guard halts second weekend illegal charter in Miami

Coast Guard halts second weekend illegal charter in Miami
A 32-foot pleasure craft that was boarded by a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team in the Miami River, Florida, Mar. 16, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 32-foot pleasure craft with 11 passengers aboard Saturday in the Miami River making this the second illegal charter operation in the Miami area interdicted in two days. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Watson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Watson Island
A 24-foot pontoon boat that was boarded by a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team near Watson Island, Florida, Mar. 15, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 24-foot pontoon vessel with seven passengers aboard Friday near Watson Island after discovering multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law...

Chicago Coast Guard units host training seminar to discuss illegal boating on Great Lakes

Chicago Coast Guard units host training seminar to discuss illegal boating on Great Lakes
Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago, discusses issues related to illegal charter boating during a training seminar in Chicago, May 17, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — Chicago Coast Guard units hosted a week-long training seminar for Coast Guard stations, prevention departments and intelligence divisions from around...

Coast Guard files civil penalty against alleged illegal charter operator

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Warrenton, Ore., has filed a Class I Civil Penalty against a man for allegedly operating a recreational vessel for commercial purposes without proper state or Coast Guard issued commercial credentials. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Marine Safety Unit, located in Portland, Ore., took action after learning about an illegal charter...