Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale
The 24-foot vessel, Sea-mor, is underway near the Middle River, Florida, Nov. 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard law enforcement crews terminated an illegal charter, Sunday near Middle River. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of a 24-foot vessel with eight passengers aboard operating as an illegal small...

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin addressing the increase in unregulated ferry crossings within the Sector Mobile Inspection Zone, Friday. Some roads leading off of barrier islands near Pensacola, Florida, are closed due to impacts from Hurricane Sally, creating an increased demand for alternate methods of transportation. However, recreational...

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boarding of a 26-foot pleasure craft with 12 people aboard operating as an illegal charter March 12, 2020 near Hula Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Thursday near Hula Bay. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard responds to increase in illegal charters on Big Island

Coast Guard responds to increase in illegal charters on Big Island
HONOLULU — In the last 24 hours, the Coast Guard has identified two tour boats operating illegally out of Pohoiki Boat Ramp and is ramping up enforcement in response to a perceived increase in illegal charters operating in the area to view lava streaming into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. “Safety is always our top priority,” said Capt. David McClellan, chief of prevention,...