Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to host open house and boating safety seminar

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet is hosting an open house, May 19, to celebrate National Safe Boating Week and to kick off the boating season. To promote the importance of wearing life jackets in reducing fatalities, “Wear It” was selected as the theme of this year’s campaign May 19 – 25. According to Coast Guard statistics, 84 percent of people who drowned in boating accidents...

Video – Something Completely Different

A Word from the Publisher/Editor: With almost three years of reporting on what’s happening around the Coast Guard, Coast Guard News has published over 8100 stories.   Roughly 200 of those stories included a video.  As the Coast Guard’s internet access policy has changed over the years, I’ve wondered whether or not to keep posting videos. After considering that a much larger percentage...