Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for operating under the influence in Miami River

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for operating under the influence in Miami River
Coast Guard Station Miami 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew members conduct a field sobriety test on a vessel operator Sept. 9, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 35-foot cabin cruiser due to the operator boating under the influence of alcohol Sunday in the Miami River. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a...

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, 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, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded Wednesday to three men drunk aboard a boat in Boston Harbor. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston was underway near Long Warf, in Boston Harbor, when the crew observed a nearby 25-foot boat, with three men aboard, driving in circles. “The boat was not going anywhere and moving irregularly, when...

A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills

A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills
A Coast Guard Station Boston response boat crew is underway, Friday, July 3, 2015 in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham  Drunken boating destroys lives. Drinking alcohol and driving any vehicle is taking a risk, but on the water risks are elevated and consequences are devastating – and deadly. This summer, New England Coast Guard...

BUI: Don’t be that guy

BUI: Don’t be that guy
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews working with state and local enforcement personnel will be conducting multi-agency Boating Under the Influence education, detection, and enforcement patrols in Seattle Friday through Sunday. The multi-agency initiative, which includes members of the Coast Guard, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, and Seattle and Mercer Island Police Departments, is targeted to help ensure...

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station New York is scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water (ODW) June 26-28, 2015, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). Operation Dry Water is a year-round nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters...

Coast Guard, local police apprehend intoxicated boaters in New York

Coast Guard, local police apprehend intoxicated boaters in New York
State and federal marine law enforcement officers will be working together during Operation Dry Water, June 26-28 looking for boaters whose Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the legal limit of .08%. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers NEW YORK – The Coast Guard apprehended an intoxicated boater Saturday near Montauk Inlet, New York. At approximately 9:00 p.m. a boatcrew from...