Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather

Coast Guard wraps up summer boating season, reminds mariners to prepare for cold weather
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sectors New York and Long Island Sound remind mariners to take extra precautions on the water as the air and water temperatures in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey grow colder each day. Although summer officially just ended three weeks ago, the Northeast is already experiencing colder weather, which means boaters, paddlers, sailors, and fishermen should carry extra gear...

Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during Columbus Day Weekend
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters  to use extra caution while out on the water this Columbus Day weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Consider these boating safety tips before leaving the dock: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard encourages safe boating practices during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard encourages safe boating practices during San Francisco Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard reminds boaters in the Bay Area to be safe while out on the water during San Francisco Fleet Week events. Fleet Week recognizes and honors military members and tends to be a busy weekend for boaters. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s while water temperatures are expected to in the low 60s. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of a 30-foot vessel near Lake Lauderdale by the Sea

Coast Guard terminates voyage of a 30-foot vessel near Lake Lauderdale by the Sea
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 30-foot pleasure craft with two passengers aboard in the vicinity of Lauderdale by the Sea, Saturday. The operator of the vessel was cited for the following violations: Violation...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of a 20-foot vessel near Lake Santa Barbara

Coast Guard terminates voyage of a 20-foot vessel near Lake Santa Barbara
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 20-foot pleasure craft with six passengers aboard in the vicinity of Lake Santa Barbara, Saturday. The operator of the vessel was cited for the following violations: Violation of 33 C.F.R. 95. for operating a vessel...

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Seattle monitor boaters on Lake Washington to ensure their safety. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Higdon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters to use extra caution while on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional boating season and is usually a very busy few days on the water. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues woman near Assawoman Bay, Maryland

Coast Guard rescues woman near Assawoman Bay, Maryland
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Coast Guard rescued a 20-year-old female from the water after she was reported missing from a vessel early Wednesday morning near Assawoman Bay, Maryland. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received the initial report from Ocean City 911 dispatch, who relayed that the reporting source noticed...

Coast Guard terminates voyages of charter vessels operating illegally in Florida

Coast Guard terminates voyages of charter vessels operating illegally in Florida
Coast Guard Station Destin 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class NyxoLyno Cangemi DESTIN, Fl. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of eight charter vessels operating illegally near Destin, Florida, during boardings that took place July 17 to July 22, 2019. The eight vessels were operating outside the regulations set forth by the Vessel Passenger Safety Act. “Every...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...