Crackdown on unlicensed charter captains
Fishing guide Brian Barton (second from left) goes over safety procedures with T.J. Spradley, Randy Cash and Jonathan Purgason as they prepare to launch on Wilson Lake. Until this past summer when notified by the U.S. Coast Guard, Barton was unaware he needed to have an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel license.
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am
In recent months the U.S. Coast Guard has been cracking down on charter boat captains without the proper licensing.
The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel license is designed for anyone carrying a passenger for hire on open water and can carry up to six people on a boat.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am.