Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence

Coast Guard terminates 3 vessel voyages for boating under the influence
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated three voyages in the South Florida area due to operators boating under the influence over Fourth of July weekend. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crews handled...

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, local, state and other federal law enforcement agencies are preparing for Operation Dry Water, July 5-7, 2019. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent...

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the National Safe Boating Council are promoting safe boating practices during the upcoming boating and fishing season in the areas surrounding Eureka, Fort Bragg, Crescent City, Redding and Ukiah. The public will notice increased air and boat enforcement patrols in the coming days. “In the event of a capsizing emergency, mariners...

Coast Guard urges safe boating over the Columbus Day weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating over the Columbus Day weekend
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard warns 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 watching for individuals boating while intoxicated or operating in an unsafe manner. Consider these boating safety...

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...