Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart

Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to be out in full force Friday through Sunday enforcing paddlecraft safety. Since April 2017, the Coast Guard has conducted more than 370 paddlecraft boardings and terminated 110 voyages. Voyages were terminated due to not having a life jacket or a sound producing device. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

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, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Newberg is hoisted out of the water during a search-and-rescue demonstration on the Seattle waterfront. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard will partner with personnel from Washington State Parks and Washington State Ferries, inviting the Seattle public to help break the National...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is reminding all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on the water is expected. Coast Guard stations around the country will be on patrol to ensure safety and security on the water, but the Coast Guard reminds boaters that safety starts at the dock. “As always, ensure you have your proper...

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day. An EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue forces in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 megahertz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations...

Death, injury persist in Hawaii boating accidents

 Death, injury persist in Hawaii boating accidents
HONOLULU – In 2013, boating accidents in Hawaii claimed the lives of four people and injured seven during 19 separate accidents. Hawaii had five deaths, six injuries and 28 accidents in 2012. These numbers highlight the need for continued awareness of safety while on the water. The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the National Safe Boating Council are highlighting safe boating practices...

Coast Guard encourages participation in National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard encourages participation in National Safe Boating Week
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard, along with the National Safe Boating Council, is encouraging boaters to take part in National Safe Boating Week, May 18 – 24, 2013. The purpose of National Safe Boating Week is to promote safe boating practices for recreational boaters, in an effort to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. Many people agree riding a bike without a helmet or being in a car...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to “Wear It!” during National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard reminds boaters to "Wear It!" during National Safe Boating Week
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with the National Safe Boating Council, will kick off the National Safe Boating Week campaign on three different fronts, Saturday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform vessel safety examinations at the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatic Club on Neville Island Saturday at 9 a.m. and the Fox...

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to host open house and boating safety seminar

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet is hosting an open house, May 19, to celebrate National Safe Boating Week and to kick off the boating season. To promote the importance of wearing life jackets in reducing fatalities, “Wear It” was selected as the theme of this year’s campaign May 19 – 25. According to Coast Guard statistics, 84 percent of people who drowned in boating accidents...