Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Miami Beach Air and Sea Show

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Miami Beach Air and Sea Show
The safety zone for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter t U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Miami MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone during Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. The safety zone is scheduled to begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. until Sunday at 5 p.m., while aircraft and...

Coast Guard Partners with Local State Agencies to Urge Boating Safety

Coast Guard Partners with Local State Agencies to Urge Boating Safety
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is partnering with law enforcement agencies from Connecticut and New York State to combat recreational boating fatalities this summer. On May 20, 2017, a new safe boating campaign was started to help to target at risk segments of the boating population. This new operation is entitled Operation Wild Water. Coast Guard teams comprised of active duty,...

Coast Guard asks public to mark barrels used to secure personal docks and piers

Coast Guard asks public to mark barrels used to secure personal docks and piers
Blue and white barrels are used by homeowners and businesses along Lake Ontario to secure and mark their piers and docks after Spring 2017 weather events caused elevated water levels.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is requesting that members of the public who are using barrels and drums in order to weigh down piers and docks, to place a large, red “X” on those objects...

Great Lakes Coast Guard highlights boat operator responsibilities

Great Lakes Coast Guard highlights boat operator responsibilities
CHICAGO — As the annual observance of National Safe Boating Week launches Saturday and the boating season across the Great Lakes gets underway, the Coast Guard is highlighting the responsibilities of boat operators, including the results and dangers of operator inattention, insufficient lookouts and inexperience. National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 20-26, is an annual observance sponsored...

Coast Guard warns about dangers aiming lasers at vessels

Coast Guard warns about dangers aiming lasers at vessels
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region wants to remind boaters of the dangers in aiming lasers at commercial vessel. For commercial vessels, the main threat is that exposure to laser light can cause blindness to the ship’s operators possibly causing a collision in the shipping channel. For the Coast Guard, a laser aimed at a Coast Guard asset could cause a search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season

Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season
USCG File Photo BOSTON — Seasonal Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island and East Moriches are scheduled to open at the end of May and remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will perform several missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety. The stations are each equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews that are available...

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2017, May 20-26, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend and is designed to help reduce boating fatalities and...

Coast Guard, City of Chicago, Department of Natural Resources to kick off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, City of Chicago, Department of Natural Resources to kick off National Safe Boating Week
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Chicago Police and Fire Departments will kick off the annual observance of National Safe Boating Week at Navy Pier, Friday. The kick-off event will take place immediately following the annual Blessing of the Fleet, hosted by the International Shipmasters Association, and will provide an overview of each agency’s role in...

Coast Guard establishes new regulated navigation area in East River

Coast Guard establishes new regulated navigation area in East River
NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York has established a new regulated navigation area along the East River between the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges, Wednesday, where previously a safety zone was in effect. The Coast Guard continues to work with Con Edison and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in response to the Brooklyn dielectric oil spill. A new regulated...