Great Lakes Coast Guard crews terminate the voyage of a dozen recreational boats due to lack of required safety gear

Great Lakes Coast Guard crews terminate the voyage of a dozen recreational boats due to lack of required safety gear
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard boatcrews throughout the Great Lakes region ordered a dozen mariners back to shore this weekend due to their lack of required safety gear. The Coast Guard is reminding boaters that there are resources available to educate them and keep them in compliance with federal regulations. When a vessel is found to be noncompliant with federal regulations, and the infraction is...

Coast Guard Sector Key West commander recognizes Auxiliarist

KEY WEST, Fla.– An award presentation recognizing a Coast Guard Auxiliarist was held at Sector Key West, Fla., Wednesday. Auxiliarist Phillip L. Goodman, Assistant Seventh Coast Guard District Staff Officer for Auxiliary Public Affairs-South Flotilla 13-1, received the Coast Guard Auxiliary Letter of Commendation for his outstanding performance of duty from January 2010 to December 2011. Goodman,...

Coast Guard and Florida DEP responded to tarballs in Islamorada Tuesday

Coast Guard File PhotoISLAMORADA, Fla. – The Coast Guard and Florida Department of Environmental Protection responded to a report of tarballs in Islamorada Tuesday. Three Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams comprised of active duty Coast Guard pollution investigators, Coast Guard Auxiliary members from three flotillas in the upper keys, and members of Florida Department of Environmental Protection...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Commander Killed in Accident

Newsday.com reported today that James Conlon, commander of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 01-04, was fatally injured in a head on collision on Sunday evening. The ten year Auxiliary veteran was beginning his second tour as commander of the 50 member flotilla.