After busy weekend off Long Island, Coast Guard reminds boaters to be prepared before going out on the water

After busy weekend off Long Island, Coast Guard reminds boaters to be prepared before going out on the water
NEW YORK – After a busy weekend on the waters of New York, the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public to practice safe boating for the remainder of the busy summer season. The following cases indicate the importance of preparedness. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock terminated the voyage of a 25-foot pleasure craft Friday. The pleasure craft was found to have one major violation...

New Haven-based Coast Guard hosts Open House event

New Haven-based Coast Guard hosts Open House event
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Conn., hosted their annual Open House today. In preparation for National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 18 to May 24, Sector Long Island Sound’s units and emergency response partner agencies conducted water safety demonstrations that included: paddle sport safety, proper operation of vessel flare signaling devices, and environmental...