Multiple surface and aviation assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and local agencies search the water in Lake Erie for four people who were reported overdue, April 17, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Null.

Appeals court upholds fine of nearly $500,000 for false distress call

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a restitution payment of nearly $500,000 as part of the sentence handed down in United States of America v. Danik Shiv Kumar for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie in March 2012.

itCG – President thanks Guardians, man fined $112k for false distress calls, safe boating courses work, honoring Surfman Jack Dipert

[youtube 7gQy0MPWnGY] Guardians were among those receiving a personal thanks from the President of the United States on Thanksgiving. President Obama called two members of each of the armed services serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to express the nation’s gratitude […]

itCG-artificial reef cleanup, false distress calls, boat evacuation, man rescued

A massive project to remove 700,000 tires scattered on the ocean floor off Ft. Lauderdale is underway. Army, Navy and Coast Guard divers are working together to clean up what was supposed to be an artificial reef. 73,000 have been […]