Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union
The crew of the USCGC Sea Lion, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Washington, conducts vessel safety inspections, boating under the influence enforcement, and counter illegal charter operations on Lake Washington, Washington,, Sept. 6, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of three illegally chartered pleasure crafts over Labor Day...

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile partnered with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to conduct safety boardings over the Labor Day Weekend. Sector Mobile conducted 22 vessel boardings, 18 of which were found to be operating unsafely and illegally. “It is every mariner’s responsibility to ensure the safe operation of their vessel on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water
BOSTON − The Coast Guard and Northeast partner agencies are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at preventing boating accidents resulting from boating under the influence. The campaign, which runs from July 3 – 5, comes during a noted increase in boats on the water and boating accidents. As of June 26, 2020, fatal boating accidents in the Northeast have doubled...

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is increasing the amount of law enforcement patrols on the Great Lakes region for the holiday weekend in an effort to prevent boater deaths, starting Thursday. Alcohol use remains the leading cause of recreational boating deaths nationwide. In addition, the Coast Guard is participating in Operation Dry Water, an annual coordinated campaign among multiple agencies...

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft due to the operator boating under the influence in the vicinity of Tavernier Creek, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcment boatcrew, while on patrol, conducted a boarding of the 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard....

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: ...

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. “We want people to get out and enjoy the various fleet...