Coast Guard concludes summer 2019 Lake of the Ozarks operations

Coast Guard concludes summer 2019 Lake of the Ozarks operations
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, concluded its summer law enforcement effort on Lake of the Ozarks focused on deterring illegal charter operations and promoting safe recreational boating, this week. From June through September, boat crews and investigators from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted 340 hours of underway patrols, performed 280 vessel boardings...

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters

Coast Guard, other agencies conduct operations to counter illegal charters
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted operations to promote safety on Lake of the Ozarks from June through September 2018. During the operations, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River boatcrews and investigators conducted: 35 safety boardings Nine voyage terminations for illegal charters Education on boating safety and illegal charter operations Five ongoing investigations,...

Coast Guard Terminates Illegal Passenger Vessel’s Voyage

Coast Guard Terminates Illegal Passenger Vessel’s Voyage
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a vessel violating small passenger laws and regulations in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, on Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement boatcrew conducted a boarding on a 26-foot rental pontoon and determined the vessel was operating with passenger counts exceeding the legal limit of 12, with...

Coast Guard terminates 2 passenger vessels’ voyages

Coast Guard terminates 2 passenger vessels’ voyages
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of two charter vessels on Lake of the Ozarks, one on Aug. 17 and the other on Aug. 18, because the vessels exceeded the legal limit of 12 passengers. The basic laws and definitions governing charter services can be found in Title 46 United States Code 2101(35) and Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations 175.400. “Boating safety and legal chartering...

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks
ST. LOUIS – Boarding officers from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. The Coast Guard boarded nine total vessels, five of which were chartered vessels. Each charter operation was found to be operating legally. The boarding teams also assisted the Missouri Water Patrol Division...

Coast Guard enforces license requirements on the Lake of the Ozarks

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard responded to reports of unlicensed commercial passenger vessels operating on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo., on Tuesday. After checking eight operators and vessels, Coast Guard investigators identified two operators that were not properly licensed to carry passengers. The unlicensed operators were ordered to terminate operations until obtaining proper licensing. Commercial...