Ray “Reza” Baluchi, ‘ocean bubble’ adventurer, faces jail time along with $40,000 in fines for violating an order from the U.S. Coast Guard to cancel his plan to ‘run’ from Florida to Bermuda in the ocean in a giant ‘hydro pod’.
At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boatcrew discovered Mr. Reza Baluchi aboard his makeshift hydro pod approximately 7 miles off the coast of Jupiter en route to Bermuda. Coast Guard crews remained on-scene with Mr. Baluchi throughout the night to ensure his safety and to prevent other vessels from colliding with the hydro pod. The Coast Guard Cutter Gannet arrived on scene, and Mr. Baluchi voluntarily ended his own voyage.
During his previous attempt to reach Bermuda in October 2014, Baluchi cost U.S. taxpayers more than $140,000 in Coast Guard rescue expenses.
Source: USCG News