Coast Guard increasing on-water presence offshore Oahu during Spring Break

Coast Guard increasing on-water presence offshore Oahu during Spring Break
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester HONOLULU – Each year the influx of college students and tourists arriving to Waikiki Bay during Spring Break generates numerous on-water safety concerns. In previous years, large flotillas have emerged encouraging the consumption of alcohol while on the water and pose a significant risk to public safety. The...

Coast Guard increasing on-water presence off Oahu during Spring Break

Coast Guard increasing on-water presence off Oahu during Spring Break
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will be expanding its presence with increased patrols over the weekend by Coast Guard Station Honolulu boarding teams. Each year the influx of college students and tourists arriving to Waikiki Bay during Spring Break generates numerous on-water safety concerns. In previous years, large flotillas have emerged encouraging the consumption of alcohol while on the water and...

Coast Guard continues National Safe Boating Week outreach after alleged BUI incident near Great Kills

Coast Guard continues National Safe Boating Week outreach after alleged BUI incident near Great Kills
NEW YORK – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., took a man into custody Monday, near Great Kills, N.Y., after he was reported to be intoxicated while boating, The boat crew approached the 26-foot pleasure craft for a routine recreational safety inspection at about 7 p.m. The vessel failed to stop and instead increased their speed and began erratic course alterations, traveling...

Charges made in Ocean Beaut/Columbian Star collision case

Charges made in Ocean Beaut/Columbian Star collision case
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard has issued fines to crewmembers of the fishing vessel Ocean Beaut for their part in a collison with the fishing vessel Columbia Star, Jan. 12, 2012. Though the case is on-going, the ship’s master of the Ocean Beaut has been charged with negligent operation of a vessel and boating while intoxicated and may be fined $1000. The deckhand of the Ocean Beaut has been...