Coast Guard fines boat operator


not to pursue criminal charges
for the guard because of the
low likelihood of a conviction. for the guard because of the
low likelihood of a conviction.
thanks joy tonight, the Coast low likelihood of a conviction.
thanks joy tonight, the Coast
Guard is investigating the 75 thanks joy tonight, the Coast
Guard is investigating the 75
foot pleasure craft after it Guard is investigating the 75
foot pleasure craft after it
was caught with 22 passengers foot pleasure craft after it
was caught with 22 passengers
on Saint Johns River over the was caught with 22 passengers
on Saint Johns River over the
weekend. But should have been on Saint Johns River over the
weekend. But should have been
out on the water weekend. But should have been
out on the water
says it was Florida George out on the water
says it was Florida George
weekend. There’s a lot of says it was Florida George
weekend. There’s a lot of
vessel travel so the Coast weekend. There’s a lot of
vessel travel so the Coast
Guard simply check the vessel vessel travel so the Coast
Guard simply check the vessel
to make sure everything was OK Guard simply check the vessel
to make sure everything was OK
as Denise Harris found out to make sure everything was OK
as Denise Harris found out
that’s when they discovered the as Denise Harris found out
that’s when they discovered the
captain didn’t have the proper that’s when they discovered the
captain didn’t have the proper
paperwork to operate. captain didn’t have the proper
paperwork to operate.
>>Thousands of people were paperwork to operate.
>>Thousands of people were
celebrating Florida.>>Thousands of people were
celebrating Florida.
>>The street and on the Saint celebrating Florida.
>>The street and on the Saint
Johns River.>>The street and on the Saint
Johns River.
>>It was the river where the Johns River.
>>It was the river where the
Coast Guard found this 75 foot>>It was the river where the
Coast Guard found this 75 foot
pleasure craft with 22 Coast Guard found this 75 foot
pleasure craft with 22
passengers aboard near pleasure craft with 22
passengers aboard near
Metropolitan Park Saturday but passengers aboard near
Metropolitan Park Saturday but
the boat shouldn’t have been on Metropolitan Park Saturday but
the boat shouldn’t have been on
the water the boat shouldn’t have been on
the water
Coast Guard Petty officer, 3rd the water
Coast Guard Petty officer, 3rd
class Ryan Dickinson told me by Coast Guard Petty officer, 3rd
class Ryan Dickinson told me by
phone the vessel caught and class Ryan Dickinson told me by
phone the vessel caught and
officers attention they saw phone the vessel caught and
officers attention they saw
that will that will court at a officers attention they saw
that will that will court at a
little bit. that will that will court at a
little bit.
Not too much people but had little bit.
Not too much people but had
quite a bit of people on the Not too much people but had
quite a bit of people on the
just want to make sure we think quite a bit of people on the
just want to make sure we think
that. just want to make sure we think
that.
>>When the Coast Guard got on that.
>>When the Coast Guard got on
board 3 violations were>>When the Coast Guard got on
board 3 violations were
discovered for not having a board 3 violations were
discovered for not having a
valid certification discovered for not having a
valid certification
of inspection failure person in valid certification
of inspection failure person in
command of document a vessel to of inspection failure person in
command of document a vessel to
produce current an original command of document a vessel to
produce current an original
certificate of documentation produce current an original
certificate of documentation
and for failure to have a certificate of documentation
and for failure to have a
stability letter issued before and for failure to have a
stability letter issued before
the vessel is placed in stability letter issued before
the vessel is placed in
service the party was over for the vessel is placed in
service the party was over for
the 22 passengers and the service the party was over for
the 22 passengers and the
captain was forced back to the 22 passengers and the
captain was forced back to
shore immediately. A local captain was forced back to
shore immediately. A local
captain not affiliated with the shore immediately. A local
captain not affiliated with the
case says 22 passengers is a captain not affiliated with the
case says 22 passengers is a
lot of people for any boat to case says 22 passengers is a
lot of people for any boat to
what would be immediate for 22 lot of people for any boat to
what would be immediate for 22
people from their homes. what would be immediate for 22
people from their homes.
>>Life jackets life rafts your people from their homes.
>>Life jackets life rafts your
safety equipment Bhs the>>Life jackets life rafts your
safety equipment Bhs the
kids all all that you never safety equipment Bhs the
kids all all that you never
know what will happen. kids all all that you never
know what will happen.
>>It’s still unclear if the know what will happen.
>>It’s still unclear if the
captain charged the people or>>It’s still unclear if the
captain charged the people or
not for service, but the Coast captain charged the people or
not for service, but the Coast
Guard is still investigating not for service, but the Coast
Guard is still investigating
she needs Harris Channel 4 the Guard is still investigating
she needs Harris Channel 4 the
local station. she needs Harris Channel 4 the
local station.
>>Now a tip for anyone if you local station.
>>Now a tip for anyone if you
want to hire a charter boat you>>Now a tip for anyone if you
want to hire a charter boat you
have the right to ask for their want to hire a charter boat you
have the right to ask for their
certification. And safety plan have the right to ask for their
certification. And safety plan
if they don’t show at the Coast

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