A 20-foot pleasure craft moored at Watson Island, Florida, Feb. 18, 2019. The operator of the vessel was boarded by the Coast Guard and cited for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection, not having a credentialed mariner in control while operating a small passenger vessel, failure to have a drug and alcohol program and failure to have a valid stability letter, according to a Coast Guard press release.
A 20-foot pleasure craft moored at Watson Island, Florida, Feb. 18, 2019. The operator of the vessel was boarded by the Coast Guard and cited for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection, not having a credentialed mariner in control while operating a small passenger vessel, failure to have a drug and alcohol program and failure to have a valid stability letter, according to a Coast Guard press release. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Pierce
A 20-foot pleasure craft moored at Watson Island, Florida, Feb. 18, 2019. The operator of the vessel was boarded by the Coast Guard and cited for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection, not having a credentialed mariner in control while operating a small passenger vessel, failure to have a drug and alcohol program and failure to have a valid stability letter, according to a Coast Guard press release. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Pierce

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.