Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units and partner law enforcement agencies across the Great Lakes will conduct boardings in support of Operation Dry Water beginning Friday. The June 30 through...

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connecticut and Long Island Coast Guard units and partner agencies are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) leading up to the Fourth of July weekend. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers will focus on detecting impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence. Alcohol...

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend
Coast Guard boat crews from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 in Seattle and Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor detain a woman on Lake Washington during Seafair 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford. SEATTLE — During the 67th annual Seafair, Coast Guard crews from around the Seattle area, in conjunction with local law enforcement, processed 25 different...

Coast Guard safety zone in effect for Duluth fireworks display

Coast Guard safety zone in effect for Duluth fireworks display
DULUTH, Minnesota, — The Captain of the Port Duluth has established and will strictly enforce a safety zone on the water for the annual Duluth Fourth Fest fireworks display, Monday. The temporary safety zone will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, in the northwestern section of the Duluth Harbor basin in the vicinity of the Georgia Pacific pier. The safety zone will prohibit navigation...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard to take part in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard to take part in Operation Dry Water
NEW YORK – Coast Guard and local law enforcement officers are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, Friday through Sunday, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers in the tri-state area will focus on detecting impaired boaters...

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew assisted Bainbridge Island Police officers in the arrest of a Bellevue man for boating while under the influence in Elliot Bay Sunday night. The Station Seattle crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat Medium was able to make contact with the impaired boat driver and tow his vessel to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island where he failed a field sobriety test...

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard response to a report of a disabled vessel in Lake Michigan Wednesday evening just north of Pentwater, Michigan, resulted in the operator being taken into custody by local police for boating under the influence when alcohol testing revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.194. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee...