Coast Guard, Marin County FD kick off National Safe Boating Week in Sausalito

Coast Guard, Marin County FD kick off National Safe Boating Week in Sausalito
A group of visitors takes a tour of a Coast Guard Auxiliary small boat at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Sausalito, California. The Coast Guard Auxiliary organized the event to kick off the National Safe Boating Week during May 20 – May 26, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Paul Krug. SAUSALITO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Marin County Fire Department...

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 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 Sector Charleston to hold open house, observe kickoff to National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house, observe kickoff to National Safe Boating Week
CHARLESTON, S.C. ─ Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 20 to observe the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week. The open house is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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...

New Haven Coast Guard to Host Open House Event

New Haven Coast Guard to Host Open House Event
USCG File photo from the 2014 Open House NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be hosting their annual open house event Saturday, at the Coast Guard base in New Haven. The public is invited to attend a free event that includes a tour of various Coast Guard and local partner agency’s assets, a flare demonstration and several interactive booths. Local police and fire departments...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Shinnecock Inlet

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Shinnecock Inlet
USCG File Photo NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock assisted a 54-foot pleasure craft near Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Saturday. At 11:21 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-radio from the 54-foot pleasure craft the Kristen Lynn, reporting they were taking on water near Shinnecock Inlet. Sector Long Island Sound command...

Coast Guard Station Sand Key holds change of command

Coast Guard Station Sand Key holds change of command
Chief Warrant Officer Larry L. Zeruth, former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sand Key, salutes Chief Warrant Officer Tracy E. Randall during a change of command ceremony held in Clearwater Fla., Friday, April 14, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard Station Sand Key held a change of command ceremony Friday where Chief...

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock prepares to moor in Detroit, March 21, 2017, in preparation for Operation Spring Restore.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould. CLEVELAND — Coast Guard aids to navigation teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District began restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system, March 28, 2017. Slightly more than 11 percent...

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC
LELAND, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel held the North Carolina Southern Region Search and Rescue (SAR) Summit in Leland, Wednesday. Members of Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Stations Oak Island and Wrightsville Beach, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, search and rescue agencies from Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, North Carolina Emergency Management and other state and...