Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from water near Marathon, Fla.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from water near Marathon, Fla.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Station Marathon crew rescue a boater after their vessel turned over near Marathon, Florida.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with a good Samaritan rescued two people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized approximately three miles north...

You’re in charge, operate safely

You're in charge, operate safely
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners on the importance of safe vessel operation. Operator inattention is the leading primary contributing factor in recreational boating accidents. “Boats are built to be as safe as possible; most danger comes when you add people,” said Mike Baron, the recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland. “Just...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018
Guam Lt. Governor Tenorio signs a proclamation to mark the start of National Safe Boating Week 2018 with Capt. Matt Chase, commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam, Senior Chief Richard Marston, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, and with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Guam Police Department at their side in Guam, May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The annual...

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week, an annual observance to promote safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters, Saturday. National Safe Boating Week runs from May 19-25, is the launch of the 2018 North American Safe Boating Campaign, and is endorsed and promoted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard reminds...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week
CHARLESTON, SC. ─ Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week. 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 Auxiliary personnel will...

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to host open house

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to host open house
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach crewmembers and volunteers from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 9, are scheduled to host the station’s fifth annual open house and safety fair at the station in support of National Safe Boating Week, Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the coming weeks, increased traffic on the water is expected. Coast Guard stations...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary prepares for National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary prepares for National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2018, May 19-25, 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...

Great Lakes Coast Guard units to host free and open to the public events

Great Lakes Coast Guard units to host free and open to the public events
CLEVELAND — Several U.S. Coast Guard stations on the Great Lakes are scheduled to host free events for the public this weekend and in the coming weeks. Some of the events will be open houses and will allow the public to tour the station, learn about the crews, equipment and missions of the Coast Guard on the Great Lakes. These events will coincide with the start of National Safe Boating Week, May...

“Wear It” Lifejacket campaign kicks off National Safe Boating Week

"Wear It" Lifejacket campaign kicks off National Safe Boating Week
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day file photo courtesy of Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Ninth District will be supporting Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday. The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element just prior to National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign....