National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SEATTLE — The Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week, an annual observance to promote safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters, Saturday. National Safe Boating Week runs from May 19-25, is the launch of the 2018 North American...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary prepares for National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary prepares for National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2018, May 19-25, 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...

Vancouver-based towing vessel receives first Certificate of Inspection on the U.S. West Coast

Vancouver-based towing vessel receives first Certificate of Inspection on the U.S. West Coast
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland issued an initial Certificate of Inspection to Tidewater Barge Lines’ towing vessel Crown Point that operates out of Vancouver, Washington, Thursday. This COI is the first of its kind on the U.S. West Coast issued to a towing vessel in accordance with the new inspected towing vessel regulations, referred to as Subchapter M. The Crown Point...

Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m., Saturday. The event, which kicks off National Safe Boating Week, will give the public and the media the opportunity to meet local first responders and learn about boating safety through demonstrations and discussions. The event will...

“Wear It” Lifejacket campaign kicks off National Safe Boating Week

"Wear It" Lifejacket campaign kicks off National Safe Boating Week
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day file photo courtesy of Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Ninth District will be supporting Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday. The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element just prior to National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign....

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers reestablish navigation aids in Little Egg Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers reestablish navigation aids in Little Egg Inlet, NJ
Members of the Aids to Navigation Team Cape May re-establish navigational aids in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, May 1, 2018.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard aids to navigation team successfully installed eight buoys in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, Monday. The buoys were originally removed by the Coast Guard on March 3, 2017, when...

Coast Guard responds to report of collision

Coast Guard responds to report of collision
Coast Guard Sector New York is responding to a report of a collision at sea May 12, 2018, involving the loaded tankship Tofteviken and the commercial fishing vessel Polaris.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector New York) NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector New York is responding to a report of a collision at sea Saturday evening, involving the loaded tankship Tofteviken and the commercial...

Coast Guard asks public to label barrels used to mark, weigh down docks

Coast Guard asks public to label barrels used to mark, weigh down docks
BUFFALO, New York — The Coast Guard is requesting that homeowners mark barrels that are being used to mark and weigh down docks for quick identification. Painting or marking a large red “X” on the barrel allows Coast Guard crews to quickly identify it as a non-hazardous dock barrel and allow its origin and contents to be resolved without the need for further specialized investigation. Within...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge incident
The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives respond to an oil discharge in this file photo from October 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing July 16 at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge. An explosion, fire, and...