The Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe during New Year’s Day weekend

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe during New Year's Day weekend
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard reminds Florida boaters Friday to exercise caution and to boat safe while enjoying New Year’s Day weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a boat as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress and needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. “Every New Year’s Eve, Coast Guard personnel receive and respond...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River

Coast Guard seeking public's help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in finding someone who has made repeated false mayday calls to the Coast Guard in the past 7 months in the vicinity of the Columbia River entrance. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel has received 22 false mayday calls since April, and they are believed to be made by the same person. “False maydays waste...