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...

Coast Guard, City of Chicago, Department of Natural Resources to kick off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, City of Chicago, Department of Natural Resources to kick off National Safe Boating Week
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Chicago Police and Fire Departments will kick off the annual observance of National Safe Boating Week at Navy Pier, Friday. The kick-off event will take place immediately following the annual Blessing of the Fleet, hosted by the International Shipmasters Association, and will provide an overview of each agency’s role in...

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...

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...

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The annual National Safe Boating Week safety campaign kicks off Saturday, and Coast Guard units and Auxiliary flotillas all across the Great Lakes are planning to host events and highlight the importance of boating safety throughout the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. Saturday is also the Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day, when thousands of people from around...

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back into his 17-foot kayak. A 29-foot response boat small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport...