Coast Guard issues fine for jumping from passenger vessel

Coast Guard issues fine for jumping from passenger vessel
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine, Tuesday, to a passenger who jumped overboard into the Willamette River from a tour boat, August 13. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel and is a violation of federal law. Accounts of the event indicate the passenger removed his shoes and proceeded...

Coast Guard issues $5,000 fine for rail jumping

Coast Guard issues $5,000 fine for rail jumping
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger who jumped overboard into San Francisco Bay from a tour boat May 7. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel after becoming distraught over an argument with her boyfriend. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. This is the second “rail jumping” incident in the Bay Area within a 12-month...