Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award

Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award
Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller, of Warwick, Rhode Island has been named “Northern Region Educator of the Year” by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. U.S. Coast Guard photo. by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary BOSTON – One of New England’s busiest Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list...

Coast Guard to take part in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard to take part in Operation Dry Water
NEW YORK – Coast Guard and local law enforcement officers are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, Friday through Sunday, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers in the tri-state area will focus on detecting impaired boaters...

Coast Guard recommends boating safety course

Coast Guard recommends boating safety course
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recommends boaters take a boating safety course to increase their knowledge and skills during National Safe Boating Week. Courses cover many aspects of boating safety, from boat handling to reading the weather, and from a “Water ‘N Kids” class to courses for boaters who want to learn electronic navigation skills. The most popular basic courses generally...

First responders conduct search-and-rescue training

First responders conduct search-and-rescue training
MIAMI – First responders partnered with Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, conducted maritime search-and-rescue training Thursday and Friday. Twenty personnel from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Police departments completed a 5-day boat operator search-and-rescue course established by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The course was taught by Coast Guard instructors...

Ohio native Coast Guardsman named Ohio’s 2014 Boating Officer of the Year

Ohio native Coast Guardsman named Ohio's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guardsman assigned to Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, was named the 2014 Boating Officer of the Year for the state of Ohio by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Thursday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Love, a Tipp City, Ohio, native, earned the distinction for his contributions to recreational boating safety while assigned to the station. Coast...

Coast Guard units kickoff Operation Dry Water

 Coast Guard units kickoff Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard units, parish marine units and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be increasing their presence on Louisiana waterways in support of Operation Dry Water, June 27-29. Operation Dry Water is an annual nationwide campaign during which federal, state and local maritime agencies take to the water to educate boaters and raise awareness that it is unsafe, as...

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen contribute to successful nationwide Operation Dry Water campaign

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen contribute to successful nationwide Operation Dry Water campaign
CLEVELAND — Coast Guardsmen from throughout the Coast Guard 9th District, which encompasses the entire Great Lakes region, removed 11 boaters operating under the influence of alcohol during the national campaign known as Operation Dry Water, June 28 to 30, 2013. Operation Dry Water, a nation-wide annual boating-under-the-influence awareness and enforcement campaign, addresses the issue of drunk...

Coast Guard units kickoff Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard units kickoff Operation Dry Water
ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard units and partner agencies will be increasing their presence on Lake Carlyle, Ill., in support of Operation Dry Water, June 28-30. Operation Dry Water is an annual nationwide campaign during which federal, state and local maritime agencies take to the water to educate boaters and raise awareness that it is unsafe, as well as illegal, to operate a boat under the influence...

Coast Guard, maritime enforcement agencies team up for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard, maritime enforcement agencies team up for Operation Dry Water
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units and partnering maritime enforcement agencies will be increasing their presence on waterways across the Great Lakes in support of Operation Dry Water, Friday through Sunday. Operation Dry Water is an annual, nationwide campaign during which federal, state and local law enforcement agencies take to the water to educate boaters and raise awareness that it is unsafe,...