Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for two missing boaters near Pine Island, Hernando County. Missing are James Hansen, 29, from Weeki Wachee, and Tyler Gomez, 27. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts, Wednesday, about the increased risks of cold-water exposure. Paddlers are more exposed to the elements than boaters on power and sail craft and should wear the personal protective clothing, including dry or wet suits, appropriate for the water temperature where they are paddling. “Dress for the swim, it’s not if, but when,”...

You’re in charge, operate safely

You're in charge, operate safely
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners on the importance of safe vessel operation. Operator inattention is the leading primary contributing factor in recreational boating accidents. “Boats are built to be as safe as possible; most danger comes when you add people,” said Mike Baron, the recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland. “Just...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018
Guam Lt. Governor Tenorio signs a proclamation to mark the start of National Safe Boating Week 2018 with Capt. Matt Chase, commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam, Senior Chief Richard Marston, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, and with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Guam Police Department at their side in Guam, May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The annual...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week
CHARLESTON, SC. ─ Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week. During the event, the public will have an opportunity to learn about life-saving equipment for boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel will...

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...

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...

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel
Atlantic City, N.J. — Coast Guard Atlantic City Auxiliary members are holding a vessel safety inspection at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 10 a.m., Friday. Auxiliarists will simulate a vessel safety inspection, talk about required marine equipment and make recommendations to boat owners operating in local waters as boating season begins. Vessel safety inspections...

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary watchstanders play key role at Coast Guard Station Chatham

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary watchstanders play key role at Coast Guard Station Chatham
Chatham Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla members (left to right) Bruce Brady, Michael Hays, David Quincy and Larry Foss man the watch room in Coast Guard Station Chatham, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Reid Oslin. CHATHAM – Four members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Chatham Flotilla stand regular watches as the eyes and ears of Coast Guard Station Chatham. The...