Coast Guard warns of dangerous water temperatures despite mild start to winter

Coast Guard warns of dangerous water temperatures despite mild start to winter
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters and paddlers heading out on the water this holiday season to keep safety in mind. Weather forecasts are slated to bring unseasonably warm air, but the water can be dangerously cold. The current water temperature in Boston Harbor is 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but last winter during the coldest month it averaged 36 degrees Fahrenheit. “Excited boaters...

1st Coast Guard District to implement Operation Dry Water July 27-29 in the Northeast

1st Coast Guard District to implement Operation Dry Water July 27-29 in the Northeast
BOSTON — The 1st Coast Guard District is scheduled to start Operation Dry Water from July 27-29th in the Northeast. The operation is intended to reduce the number of alcohol related accidents, injuries and deaths among recreational boaters. A collaborative effort with local and state partners will focus on boating under the influence. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

1st District Coast Guard receives new commander

1st District Coast Guard receives new commander
BOSTON — A change of command ceremony was held for the Commander of the First Coast Guard District at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Thursday. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel assumed responsibilities from Rear Adm. Daniel A. Neptun as commander of the 1st Coast Guard District. Rear Adm. Abel is joining the First Coast Guard District from the position of Deputy Director of Operations...