Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As Independence Day weekend begins, the Coast Guard 17th District urges Alaskan boaters to keep safe. The Coast Guard reminds boaters and other water enthusiasts to consider the following while preparing for the boating season: WEAR IT! var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); While there are many...

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Monday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease; injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, a 2.6 percent reduction; and the total reported recreational...

Prompted by recent violations, Coast Guard urges boaters to take advantage of free safety checks

CLEVELAND — Following a weekend during which Coast Guard boarding officers issued notices of violation to six Great Lakes boaters and sent them back to the docks early for lacking required safety equipment, the Coast Guard is urging mariners Monday to take advantage of the many boater education courses and free vessel safety checks offered throughout the Great Lakes region. Just like routinely changing...

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen save 16 lives, respond to 227 distress calls during busy holiday weekend

CLEVELAND –U.S. Coast Guard boatcrews throughout the Great Lakes region saw thousands of vessels on the water during the Independence Day weekend and responded to several hundred distress calls. The large number of Coast Guard responses, at least 227 from Friday morning to approximately 12 a.m. Tuesday, is significantly higher than the same time frames during the previous four years, but may be because...

Coast Guard crew rescues 3 near Port Mahon, Del.

PORT MAHON, Del. – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water three miles east of Port Mahon after their 21-foot boat was taking on water Sunday.