UPDATE 10/14 11:55AM
The operator of the 45-foot catamaran capsizing in Key Biscayne could face some serious charges.
Were too many people on the boat? Was the captain even licensed? Did he illegally charge for the trips to and from Nixon Beach?
Just some of the things Jorge Pino with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to answer.
They want to know if the operator was careless or reckless.
If he was careless he'll face a misdemeanor. Reckless means felony charges.
The catamaran remains in the water and it could be for some time. It's the owner's responsibility to take it out.
UPDATE 10/13 11 PM
MIAMI (AP) - An official says a 45-foot boat capsized in waters near Miami, tossing 30 people into the water.
Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jorge Pino says all of those believed to be on board have been rescued and it does not appear anyone was injured.
Pino says the vessel tipped over near Key Biscayne just off the Intracoastal Waterway about 5:40 p.m. Sunday after it started taking on water. It's not clear why it was taking on water.
Officials say rescuers from the Good Samaritans, the Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife and private companies helped get everyone out of the water.
A preliminary investigation indicates the boat was privately owned by someone who may have been charging people to taxi them to a Columbus Day party on Nixon Beach.
(Photo: CBS4 via Charles Brennan)
Sunday's Columbus Day Regatta festivities on the water ends on a rough note near Key Biscayne.
The Coast Guard confirms 30 people and a dog were rescued after a 45-foot boat capsized near the Miami Seaquarium. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials, least one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No deaths or serious injuries were reported.
FWC officers believe the vessel may have been homemade and are looking into whether the boat was overcrowded. Authorities do not believe the pilot of the boat was under the influence.