Coast Guard Rescues Man Adrift Wearing Lifejacket

Coast Guard Rescues Man Adrift Wearing Lifejacket
25-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a 45-year-old man after he fell from a jet ski near Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe, California, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a report at approximately 5:30 p.m., of an unmanned and adrift jet...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather. This means wearing wet suits, dry suits, or other types of waterproof, insulated gear. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard would like to remind recreational boaters of the risks associated...

Coast Guard ramps up safety patrols during July 4th weekend

Coast Guard ramps up safety patrols during July 4th weekend
A Coast Guard crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat, from Station Golden Gate, performs a vessel safety check on a recreational boat during a law enforcement patrol.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews throughout California will increase boating safety patrols during the July 4th holiday weekend in support of...

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger operations for boating season

Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger operations for boating season
(U.S. Coast Guard graphic) Boston – The Coast Guard is emphasizing safe boating practices and awareness of illegal passenger operations ahead of the boating season. As the summer approaches, more people are expected to get outdoors and go boating this season, many choosing to hire, or charter space on a boat. The Coast Guard will be conducting operations to deter and stop illegal passenger operations. The...

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary...

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer
EATTLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters to be ready this National Safe Boating Week as summer nears the Pacific Northwest. This year National Safe Boating Week takes place Saturday through May 27. National Safe Boating Week promotes safe boating practices for recreational boaters in order to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to become safer, always ready boaters...

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate lifeboat crews conduct surf training in Sausalito, Calif. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m., Saturday. The event, which kicks off National Safe Boating Week, will give the...

Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley

Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists Samantha Logue (left), Miranda Henry (middle) and Lisa Hickman (right) stand in front of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10)’s galley emblem while underway in Antarctica. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) The galley is the backbone of a working ship. U.S. Coast Guard culinary specialists are the unsung heroes of any cutter....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 34 people off Florida coast

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 34 people off Florida coast
Coast Guard Cutter Ibis’ crew searching for 39 people off Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, Jan. 25, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the 34 people missing at sea from a capsized vessel, pending new information. A good Samaritan reported to Sector Miami watchstanders, Tuesday, at 8 a.m. that he had rescued a man from a capsized 25-foot vessel approximately...