Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that despite the state’s legalization of marijuana in Vermont on July 1, the Coast Guard will enforce all federal laws within navigable U.S. water, regardless of location or intended use. The Coast Guard’s enforcement posture toward marijuana will not change. Marijuana is a controlled substance and possession or use remains a federal offense under...

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units and partner law enforcement agencies across the Great Lakes will conduct boardings in support of Operation Dry Water beginning Friday. The June 30 through...

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connecticut and Long Island Coast Guard units and partner agencies are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) leading up to the Fourth of July weekend. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers will focus on detecting impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence. Alcohol...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

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...

Two rescued from disabled trimaran taking on water near Honokohau, Hawaii

Two rescued from disabled trimaran taking on water near Honokohau, Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard an 18-foot trimaran that was disabled and taking on water in the vicinity of Honokohau Harbor, Hawai’i’, Saturday. While patrolling in the area, crewmembers from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu 91107 received notification approximately 11:30 a.m., from a good Samaritan that a trimaran with two persons aboard...

Great Lakes Coast Guard units partner with maritime law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water

Great Lakes Coast Guard units partner with maritime law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water
A flotilla of recreational boaters take part in an unsanctioned marine event on Lake Erie during the 2014 Operation Dry Water three-day weekend.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Scott Anderson) CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement agencies on the Great Lakes and surrounding areas will partner up Friday through Sunday for the seventh annual Operation Dry Water campaign. This...

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station New York is scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water (ODW) June 26-28, 2015, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). Operation Dry Water is a year-round nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters...