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3 More Party Boats Busted for Operating Illegal Charters

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    More Party Boats Busted

    The Coast Guard reported it has stopped three more boats that are suspected of illegally operating a charter. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018)

    Federal officials have busted three party boats that are suspected of operating illegally as charters.

    One of the boats, called the Golden Touch II, was stopped Tuesday after the Coast Guard found it was carrying more passengers than its capacity.

    Last week, Seth Gissen, the owner of a party yacht No Rules II, was hit with federal charges for operating an illegal charter. Federal agents had stopped the boat on multiple occasions beforehand and ordered Gissen to cease operations.

    Only NBC 6 was there when federal agents and Coast Guard officers searched the yacht that’s docked behind the owner’s property in one of South Florida’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

    Fed Shut Down Illegally Chartered Party Boat

    [MI] Fed Shut Down Illegally Chartered Party Boat

    The party at sea may be over for a yacht called No Rules II and its owner who was seen on social media providing over-the-top party experiences. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    The Coast Guard on Tuesday also stopped two more boats near Key Biscayne that are also suspected to be illegal charters.

    NBC 6 has reached out to the owner of Golden Touch II.

    Anyone who is looking to hire a charter should research the company behind it and ask the captain to verify his license. Any suspicious behavior should be reported to the Coast Guard.

    Feds Shut Down Party Yacht

    [MI] Feds Shut Down Party Yacht

    Feds and the Coast Guard shut down a party boat that sailed around Miami. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018)

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