10 people rescued from capsized boat near James River Bridge, VA

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Coast Guard, Newport News Fire Department and Virginia Marine Police worked together to rescue 10 people from the water after their vessel capsized near the James River Bridge, early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a call from Newport News Police Department who reported the capsized vessel with ten people in the water. A 29-foot...

Coast Guard urges boaters to stay safe during Labor Day weekend

Coast Guard urges boaters to stay safe during Labor Day weekend
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard encourages boaters in to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and is usually a very busy weekend on the water. Here are a few helpful tips for boaters to remember to stay safe on the water: Wear a life jacket: life jackets save lives. 83 percent of...

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard law enforcement team assisted an injured woman and are investigating the circumstances surrounding a commercial fisherman allegedly boating under the influence 12 miles off the Oregon Coast, Friday morning. A boat crew and law enforcement team aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River...

Coast Guard to conduct safety, law enforcement patrols during Seafair events

Coast Guard to conduct safety, law enforcement patrols during Seafair events
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE — During the 69th annual Seafair, Coast Guard crews from around the Seattle area, in conjunction with local authorities will conduct safety and law enforcement efforts on Lake...

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to be vigilant in practicing safe boating habits after a Tuesday night boat collision near Tongue Point left behind a damaged sailing vessel and resulted in a boating under the influence charge. The operator of the sailing vessel Sail Away was cited for boating under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.152, nearly twice the legal limit...

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units and partner law enforcement agencies across the Great Lakes will conduct boardings in support of Operation Dry Water beginning Friday. The June 30 through...

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connecticut and Long Island Coast Guard units and partner agencies are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) leading up to the Fourth of July weekend. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers will focus on detecting impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence. Alcohol...

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend
Coast Guard boat crews from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 in Seattle and Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor detain a woman on Lake Washington during Seafair 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford. SEATTLE — During the 67th annual Seafair, Coast Guard crews from around the Seattle area, in conjunction with local law enforcement, processed 25 different...