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, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded Wednesday to three men drunk aboard a boat in Boston Harbor. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston was underway near Long Warf, in Boston Harbor, when the crew observed a nearby 25-foot boat, with three men aboard, driving in circles. “The boat was not going anywhere and moving irregularly, when...

A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills

A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills
A Coast Guard Station Boston response boat crew is underway, Friday, July 3, 2015 in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham  Drunken boating destroys lives. Drinking alcohol and driving any vehicle is taking a risk, but on the water risks are elevated and consequences are devastating – and deadly. This summer, New England Coast Guard...

BUI: Don’t be that guy

BUI: Don’t be that guy
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews working with state and local enforcement personnel will be conducting multi-agency Boating Under the Influence education, detection, and enforcement patrols in Seattle Friday through Sunday. The multi-agency initiative, which includes members of the Coast Guard, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, and Seattle and Mercer Island Police Departments, is targeted to help ensure...

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station New York is scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water (ODW) June 26-28, 2015, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). Operation Dry Water is a year-round nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters...

Coast Guard, local police apprehend intoxicated boaters in New York

Coast Guard, local police apprehend intoxicated boaters in New York
State and federal marine law enforcement officers will be working together during Operation Dry Water, June 26-28 looking for boaters whose Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the legal limit of .08%. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers NEW YORK – The Coast Guard apprehended an intoxicated boater Saturday near Montauk Inlet, New York. At approximately 9:00 p.m. a boatcrew from...

Coast Guard Station South Portland crew stops impaired boater in Portland, Maine

Coast Guard Station South Portland crew stops impaired boater in Portland, Maine
BOSTON — Coast Guard law enforcement crews stopped an impaired boat operator and issued him violations, Wednesday, in Portland Harbor, Maine. While on patrol, a Coast Guard Station South Portland crew observed a 21-foot recreational boat operating at excessive speed without proper navigational lights. The crew intercepted the vessel, boarded it, and detected a strong odor of alcohol. The boarding...

Coast Guard Station Point Allerton issues Boating Under Influence citation in Massachusetts Bay

Coast Guard Station Point Allerton issues Boating Under Influence citation in Massachusetts Bay
BOSTON — Coast Guard law enforcement crews issued a boating under the influence citation to the operator of a vessel late Sunday night in Massachusetts Bay. Watchstanders at Station Point Allerton received notification of a 12-foot Boston Whaler that was adrift and disabled off of Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts. A crew from Station Point Allerton and the Hull Harbormaster launched to assess the...