What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding

What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND — During National Safe Boating Week 2016, the Coast Guard is reminding all boaters they are subject to Coast Guard boardings and should understand the process so they will be prepared if they are boarded while underway. The Coast Guard may board any vessel, including kayaks, canoes, and personal...

Coast Guard recommends free vessel safety checks for boaters

Coast Guard recommends free vessel safety checks for boaters
CLEVELAND — As National Safe Boating Week continues, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to get a free vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary before going out onto the water this Memorial Day weekend. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an all-volunteer force that augments the U.S. Coast Guard by promoting recreational boating safety through vessel safety checks and boating education...

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts
WCVB TV meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbons receives kayaking lessons and boating safety tips from pro kayaker, Kevin N. Horner during a cold water safety event hosted by Coast Guard Station Boston, May 13, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone)kayak NEW HAVEN, CT – The Coast Guard is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase...

Coast Guard to speak with public Saturday on boating safety at Hope Springs Marina

Coast Guard to speak with public Saturday on boating safety at Hope Springs Marina
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, along with several local agencies, is scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week Saturday at Hope Springs Marina, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, Stafford County police, Stafford County Fire and Rescue, and Virginia Marine Police are scheduled to participate in the event. A boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reminds Northwest boaters to take proper precautions as air temps rise

Coast Guard reminds Northwest boaters to take proper precautions as air temps rise
SEATTLE ─ With recreational boaters preparing their boats to take to the waters of the Pacific Northwest, the 13th Coast Guard District reminds boaters and paddlesport enthusiasts to take the proper precautions. While air temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 70s, water temperatures remain the upper 40s. At that temperature, a person that enters the water without the proper protective equipment...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews throughout the Great Lakes have seen thousands of vessels on the water during and since Memorial Day weekend and the 9th Coast Guard District is reminding boaters to take the proper safety precautions while on the water. Over the holiday weekend, Coast Guardsmen across all five Great Lakes in small boats, aircraft and cutters, as well as members of...

Death of Lake Superior paddler serves as stark reminder of paddlesport, cold-water dangers

CLEVELAND – The tragic death of a 19-year-old kayaker Tuesday night near the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, is a reminder to paddlesport enthusiasts of the importance of life-saving equipment and safe boating practices. The man, whose name and hometown are not being released, was paddling with three other people when his kayak reportedly capsized, sending him into the 49-degree water...

Coast Guard stresses safety after several boaters cited for lack of life jackets

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District is urging boaters to take the proper safety precautions after Coast Guard boarding teams escorted seven boaters back to marinas this weekend, having determined they did not have the sufficient number of life jackets onboard. To meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements, a boat must have a Coast Guard-approved type I, II, III, or V (wearable) life jacket for...

Coast Guard Station Gloucester to hold Safe Boating Day event

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester will hold a Safe Boating Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 21, 2011 at their location on the waterfront. The event is help to promote safe boating awareness though demonstrations and informational booths. “The goal is to put all aspects of boating safety back in the public eye as we approach our spring and summer boating season,” said...