Coast Guard’s top 5 communication devices to take with you underway

Coast Guard's top 5 communication devices to take with you underway
Going out on the water can be dangerous, especially if you don’t have the right equipment. If you do find yourself in trouble, being able to communicate that you need help can be a lifesaver—literally! Here are the top five items the Coast Guard recommends you take with you on your boat so you can call for help if you need it. 1. VHF-FM marine radio: It’s the most versatile piece of comms equipment...

Coast Guard urges public to be safe this holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges public to be safe this holiday weekend
The Coast Guard boating safety app.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen) MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to practice safe boating and exercise caution during New Year’s Eve celebrations, and throughout the upcoming weekend. Coast Guard crews will be on duty New Year’s Eve to ensure everyone venturing out on the water has a safe holiday. Anyone planning to...

Coast Guard to release boating safety app

Coast Guard to release boating safety app
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year’s National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater’s marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources...