Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters throughout the 7th District to use extra caution while out on the water this holiday weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these...

Coast Guard urges boaters to avoid New Pass Entrance Channel, Sarasota County, Fla.

Coast Guard urges boaters to avoid New Pass Entrance Channel, Sarasota County, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard is advising boaters to avoid New Pass Entrance Channel, Sarasota County, Florida, and seek alternative routes until dredging operations and a new Federal Aids to Navigation system is put into place later this summer. The Coast Guard has completed removal of six buoys, and marked the channel as dangerous, due to shallow water. “Until the projects are completed,...