A fishing vessel is intercepted by a Coast Guard cutter.
190221-G-G0107-2001C.JPG Photo By: Coast Guard

Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Fla. - The 83-foot commercial fishing vessel, Lady Kristie, near Tortugas Ecological Reserve, south of Florida, is shown, Feb. 21, 2019. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew detected the Lady Kristie within a protected area. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Isaac Mayo crew boarded the vessel and identified the following alleged violations: an inoperable high water bilge alarm, a lack of drills being conducted, fishing inside an ecological reserve and exceeding their tow time restriction of 75 minutes.


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