Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing Cuban migrants near Key West

Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing Cuban migrants near Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search for 10 missing Cuban migrants approximately 16 miles south of Key West, Saturday, at 8 p.m., pending the development of new information. Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Customs and Border Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission air and surface asset personnel...

Coast Guard continues search for 10 people in the water near Key West

Coast Guard continues search for 10 people in the water near Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute small boat crew rescues 8 people from the water approximately 18 miles southwest of Key West, Florida, May 27,2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are continuing the search, Friday, for 10 people missing in the water about 16 miles south of Key West. Coast Guard, Navy and Customs and Border Protection aircraft and crews have...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 22 through May 29. Memorial Day weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start to the recreational boating season. As boaters take to the water, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures and accidents. The 2020 recreational boating season saw increases...

Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula

Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula
NEW ORLEANS — Members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to participate Saturday in the first National Maritime Day in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public and media. A Coast Guard boat will be on display, and there will be interactive boating safety demonstrations. Members of the public will be able to speak with Coast Guard personnel about boating...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2021, May 22-28, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives on the water. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law

Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners of a new law requiring recreational boats to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL). An ECOS is an emergency ignition cut-off device that shuts down the engine if the operator is ejected from the vessel or falls overboard. On April 1, 2021, the law went into effect requiring operators of recreational vessels with an installed...

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling this spring across the PNW

Coast Guard urges paddle craft labeling this spring across the PNW
The 13th Coast Guard District and its partner agencies are focusing efforts to educate and encourage paddlers to mark their paddle craft on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and its agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility as spring arrives across the Pacific Northwest. Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water dangers

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water dangers
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Virginia reminds recreational boaters and paddlers to be mindful of the inherent dangers of cold water temperatures as air temperatures rise in the region. Despite air temperatures increasing to spring-like conditions through the weekend, the ocean, Chesapeake Bay, rivers, and surrounding lakes in the area remain significantly colder. Cold water can be particularly...

Coast Guard repatriates 7 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 7 migrants to Cuba
Richard Etheridge’s rescue crew stops a migrant sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns, Feb. 17, 2021, approximately 35 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’s crew repatriated seven Cubans to Cuba, Friday, after Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge’s crew stopped their sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns. A...