Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mellon file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit near Dutch Harbor after discovering several safety issues and environmental concerns on board the vessel Monday. The crew of the Mellon conducted the boarding of the Nushagak Spirit three nautical miles east of Umnak Island where they discovered...

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel
Atlantic City, N.J. — Coast Guard Atlantic City Auxiliary members are holding a vessel safety inspection at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 10 a.m., Friday. Auxiliarists will simulate a vessel safety inspection, talk about required marine equipment and make recommendations to boat owners operating in local waters as boating season begins. Vessel safety inspections...

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to remain vigilant and prepared during the waterfowl and duck-hunting season in Louisiana. The Coast Guard offers the following safety tips: Dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Wear layers if cooler weather and bring an extra set of clothes in case you get wet. Be cautious when launching your boat from a vehicle....

What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding

What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding
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 watercraft, at any time to ensure the safety of those aboard and others nearby. “One of the...

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, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 4 people after their 20-foot boat caught fire on the Grand River, Sunday. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven was on an afternoon boat safety patrol near the Grand Haven Power Plant at about 3:45 p.m. when they witnessed a person jump from a boat and into the water. When they arrived on scene to pull that person out of...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is reminding all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on the water is expected. Coast Guard stations around the country will be on patrol to ensure safety and security on the water, but the Coast Guard reminds boaters that safety starts at the dock. “As always, ensure you have your proper...

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crews along with federal, state and local partner agencies responded to numerous disabled, aground, disoriented and beset by weather vessels during Memorial Day weekend. “Memorial Day weekend is always a busy weekend for the Coast Guard and our partner agencies,” said Lt. Christopher Rosen, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center chief....

Coast Guard to offer free vessel safety checks and decals.

Coast Guard to offer free vessel safety checks and decals.
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. Boston – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from...