Coast Guard urges mariners to winterize boats as cold weather sets in

Coast Guard urges mariners to winterize boats as cold weather sets in
BOSTON — As cold weather approaches, the Coast Guard recommends taking the proper actions to winterize your vessel. Even if you are in a region that is more temperate, winterizing your boat is important, and fall is the perfect time to take the proper steps. Winterizing is important not only to ensure the safety of your vessel but also to safeguard the maritime environment. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps

New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps
When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast Guard boat leaves the pier, the crew must learn where they need to go, gear-up, warm the boat’s engine, and verbally assess the risk of their mission. Coast Guard responders are efficient in ensuring a quick response to a call for help, a...

Cold water warning issued for late season boaters in New England

BOSTON – With sunny skies and warmer than normal air temperatures forecasted for the weekend, the Coast Guard is issuing a cold-water warning to late-season boaters, paddlers, hunters, and fishers. Water temperatures are rapidly declining, greatly increasing the dangers of sudden, cold-water immersion.

New York Area Coast Guard Urges Cold Weather Preparations

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Sectors New York and Long Island Sound remind mariners to take extra precautions on the water as the air and water temperatures in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey grow colder each day.