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Press Release | April 19, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard, Houston Police to discuss risks, consequences of illegal charters in Seabrook, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

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Editor's Note: Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP with Public Affairs Detachment Texas at (832) 293-1293 or by 5 p.m. Thursday

WHO: Members of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, Houston Police Department

WHAT: Interviews on risks and consequences associated with illegal charters

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2023, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Blue Marlin Fuel Dock Marina, 1900 Shipyard Dr., Seabrook, TX 77586

HOUSTON — Members of the Coast Guard and the Houston Police Department are scheduled to provide interviews on the risks and consequences associated with illegal charter operations during a media engagement in Seabrook, Texas, Friday.

A marine investigator and a marine inspector from Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston and a senior police officer from the Houston Police Department will discuss how to identify an illegal charter and the consequences of operating an illegal charter, as well as recommend safe practices for chartering vessels.

Capt. Jason Smith, commander, Sector Houston-Galveston, will also provide remarks on the Coast Guard’s efforts to identify and halt illegal charter operations.

Following interviews, media are invited to embark on a Coast Guard small boat for a ride around Clear Lake. 

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