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Coast Guard suspends search for 2 on Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 on Lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended their search for two missing boaters in Claiborne County, Miss., around 8:03 p.m., Sunday. Response crews covered 934 river miles, and searched for over 84 hours for the missing boaters. “Our condolences go out to the friends and family of the missing people,” said Capt. Timothy Wendt, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River. “We would...

Coast Guard tows 2 boats after Atlantic City Airshow

Coast Guard tows 2 boats after Atlantic City Airshow
A Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., 47-foot Motor Lifeboat boat crew tows a boat Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard towed two boats to safety Wednesday at the conclusion of the Atlantic City Airshow. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City used two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats to tow the boats to...

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend and is designed to help reduce boating fatalities and accidents...