Coast Guard suggests life-saving gift ideas for boaters

Coast Guard suggests life-saving gift ideas for boaters
ALAMEDA, Calif. — As the holidays approach, the joys of spending time with friends and family can occasionally be offset by the pressure to find each of them the perfect gift. The Coast Guard is here to offer some respite by recommending several gift ideas for anyone who enjoys spending time on the water. Not only are these gifts useful, they can help save lives. Life jackets — Life jackets save...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to remember safety over the Holidays

Coast Guard encourages boaters to remember safety over the Holidays
Key pieces of boating safety equipment, including a lifejacket, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, pyrotechnics and other visual distress signals, a fog horn and a life ring are displayed at Coast Guard Station Seattle. While not all safety equipment is required by law, the Coast Guard urges boaters to carry survival gear like this on board in case of emergency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman...

Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard

Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard
Key pieces of boating safety equipment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has compiled a list of boat safety themed items for the holiday season, putting the real holiday savings in saving the lives of those you love. The Pacific Northwest is known for year round diverse weather conditions and cold water temperatures; the holidays make for a perfect opportunity...

Coast Guard’s gift ideas for 12 nautical days of Christmas

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers, announced Friday its recommended gift ideas for 12 nautical days of Christmas. The singularly most important gift for mariners this year is a Marine GPS Navigation System. With the intended termination of Loran-C signals set for as early as Jan. 4, 2010, marine GPS units will be a necessity to any boater who currently...