Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle receives boating safety award

5th Coast Guard District News
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle received the 2010 5th District Recreational Boating Safety Award during a ceremony here, Wednesday.

This award is given to the unit that has the highest impact on recreational boating safety within the district’s area of responsibility, which covers New Jersey to South Carolina.

The citation states that from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010 the crew of Emerald Isle demonstrated superior performance and made outstanding contributions to recreational boating safety in the areas of law enforcement, education, outreach, awareness, partnering, search and rescue, boating under the influence prevention and marine events. The station’s efforts also resulted in having no bow rider fatalities within their area of responsibility in 2010.

“This award really attests to the hard work and dedication that the crew has put into the community,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Colin B. Smith, the executive petty officer of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. “For the amount of people stationed here and running one boat crew per section, doing close to eight hundred boardings in a year shows that they really care.”

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