Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 22 through May 29. Memorial Day weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start to the recreational boating season. As boaters take to the water, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures and accidents. The 2020 recreational boating season saw increases...

You’re in charge, operate safely

You're in charge, operate safely
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners on the importance of safe vessel operation. Operator inattention is the leading primary contributing factor in recreational boating accidents. “Boats are built to be as safe as possible; most danger comes when you add people,” said Mike Baron, the recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland. “Just...

Coast Guard recommends boating safety course

Coast Guard recommends boating safety course
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recommends boaters take a boating safety course to increase their knowledge and skills during National Safe Boating Week. Courses cover many aspects of boating safety, from boat handling to reading the weather, and from a “Water ‘N Kids” class to courses for boaters who want to learn electronic navigation skills. The most popular basic courses generally...

Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As Independence Day weekend begins, the Coast Guard 17th District urges Alaskan boaters to keep safe. The Coast Guard reminds boaters and other water enthusiasts to consider the following while preparing for the boating season: WEAR IT! var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); While there are...