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...

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 encourages public to take part in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Coast Guard encourages public to take part in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard encourages the public to participate in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day, Friday. In 2011, the Coast Guard counted 4588 accidents that involved 758 deaths, 3,081 injuries and approximately $52 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. “Today’s life jackets are comfortable, stylish and easy to wear. In fact, they don’t...