Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations

Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard is advising the public to be aware of and avoid unlawful vessel charter operations on navigable waterways. The Coast Guard has received reports from reputable sources including prominent members of the maritime community and legal passenger vessel operators about illegal passenger vessels conducting charter operations. Unlawful operations include, but are not limited...

Coast Guard Reminds the Public to Watch for Illegal Passenger Vessel Operations

Coast Guard Reminds the Public to Watch for Illegal Passenger Vessel Operations
ST. LOUIS – Following reports of illegal commercial vessel services including water taxis, excursion vessels and transportation services reserved from smartphone applications, the Coast Guard is advising the public to avoid unlawful operations. Unlawful operations include but are not limited to: Charter services that carry a “Passenger for hire” without a valid Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner’s...