Coast Guard urges Florida boaters to stay off the water this weekend

Coast Guard urges Florida boaters to stay off the water this weekend
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to stay off the water due to Hurricane Matthew extending through Columbus Day. All boaters and beachgoers are encouraged to monitor weather conditions as the hurricane approaches Florida. Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Even recreational boaters and commercial vessels outside...

Coast Guard and partner agencies talk Columbus Day Weekend safety

Coast Guard and partner agencies talk Columbus Day Weekend safety
MIAMI – The Coast Guard and its partner agencies held a briefing today to stress boating safety during the busy holiday weekend (Oct. 11-14). Taking part in the were representatives from the Coast Guard, National Park Service (NPS), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR). In light of the numerous boating accidents...