Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic units conduct 49 search and rescue cases
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and $738,050 in property. “If there is one thing the cases over this...

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline
A Coast Guard response boat stops a recreational boater in the Charleston Harbor, S.C. Aug. 11, 2018, as part of Operation SHRIMP and GRITS, a multi-state and multi-jurisdiction maritime enforcement operation. The name stands for “Save Harbor Reach on Intelligence for Multi-state Partnerships and Guarding Responsible Interests for Target Safety.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tenley Long) JACKSONVILLE,...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to practice safe boating

Coast Guard encourages boaters to practice safe boating
NEW YORK – Temperatures are rising all around the state making it a perfect time for mariners to take recreational vessels out on the water. However, before doing so, the Coast Guard is urging all mariners to be well prepared before taking off on that voyage. Preparation is key to a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Mariners need to engage in safe boating practices to ensure a successful trip...

Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard

Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard
Key pieces of boating safety equipment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has compiled a list of boat safety themed items for the holiday season, putting the real holiday savings in saving the lives of those you love. The Pacific Northwest is known for year round diverse weather conditions and cold water temperatures; the holidays make for a perfect opportunity...

Safe boating practice contributes to Coast Guard rescue

Safe boating practice contributes to Coast Guard rescue
NEW YORK – Good boating safety practices were a huge factor in the rescue of two distressed boaters today as a boat crew from Coast Guard Station New Haven pulled a man from the water and a woman and her dog from their vessel, which had run aground off the coast of Connecticut. At 11:20 a.m. today, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a MAYDAY call over marine radio channels....

Coast Guard announces more than $4.8 million in Grant Awards for recreational boating safety

Coast Guard announces more than $4.8 million in Grant Awards for recreational boating safety
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the awarding of 24 competitive grants totaling more than $4.8 million for recreational boating safety initiatives. Fourteen national non-profit organizations received cooperative agreement funding to advance the National Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Plan objectives designed to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on America’s...

Coast Guard reminds mariners to be safe over the holiday weekend

Coast Guard reminds mariners to be safe over the holiday weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is reminding all mariners to be safe on the water during Labor Day weekend. During the holiday, extra traffic on the water is expected and Coast Guard stations throughout the country will be on patrol. “Holiday weekends are a great time for mariners to enjoy themselves on the water, but safety and preparation are key,” said Capt. Gregory Case,...

Coast Guard reminds Northwest boaters to take proper precautions as air temps rise

Coast Guard reminds Northwest boaters to take proper precautions as air temps rise
SEATTLE ─ With recreational boaters preparing their boats to take to the waters of the Pacific Northwest, the 13th Coast Guard District reminds boaters and paddlesport enthusiasts to take the proper precautions. While air temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 70s, water temperatures remain the upper 40s. At that temperature, a person that enters the water without the proper protective equipment...

Boaters are reminded to be safe Columbus Day weekend

Boaters are reminded to be safe Columbus Day weekend
MIAMI — The Coast Guard would like to encourage boaters to enjoy their Columbus Day weekend on the water safely. The Coast Guard stresses to the boating public that waterways in south Florida will be even more dangerous and harder to navigate due to the increased amount of boat traffic that Columbus Day Regatta brings. Coast Guard crews, including many from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be patrolling...