Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson MIAMI — The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in waterways due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious injuries. The Coast Guard is asking all vessels in the area...

Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display

Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and state and local agencies are advising the boating public of safety concerns and safety tips during the Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display taking place on the Buffalo River starting at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Buffalo, New York. Specific concerns for the event are heavy boating congestion in the area. Fireworks displays may pose...

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 establishes regulated navigation area in Intercoastal Waterway

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area in Intercoastal Waterway
MIAMI — There will be an enforced regulated navigation area with an enforced 15-knot speed limit in the Intercoastal Waterway, extending from Buena Vista, Miami, to Black Point, Miami, from 7 p.m. July 4, 2015, until 2 a.m. July 5, 2015. All vessels within the regulated navigation area are: ·     Required to transit the area at no more than 15 knots. ·     Subject to control by the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues boater injured by fireworks

Coast Guard rescues boater injured by fireworks
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old boater injured in a fireworks accident east of Bimini, Bahamas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Miami was notified of the incident at 6 p.m. Sunday. The man was reportedly injured while handling fireworks onboard a 35-foot vessel while en route to North Bimini. After consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, watchstanders launched an MH-65 search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard discourages improper use of fireworks and flares during 4th of July weekend

Coast Guard discourages improper use of fireworks and flares during 4th of July weekend
ALAMEDA, Calif. — In preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the Coast Guard reminds boaters to take the proper fireworks precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend on the water. The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks on board a vessel. Fireworks can be mistaken as a sign of distress, needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. ”Every...

Valdez Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during holiday fireworks

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Prince William Sound has established a 200-yard safety zone located around the Valdez Spit beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. The purpose of the safety zone is to ensure all vessels in the area remaine at a safe distance from the fireworks launching point on the Valdez Spit at position 61-07.38 north and 146-21.17 west. All...

Coast Guard Has Concerns With Kailua Bay Fireworks Show

HONOLULU (D14 Public Affairs) – The U.S. Coast Guard today told the vendor hired to stage a Kailua Beach Park July 4th fireworks show that serious safety deficiencies in its operational plan have not been corrected and the plan cannot be approved in its current state. Capt. Barry Compagnoni, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Honolulu, said the Coast Guard has been working for months with...

4th of July Maritime Safety Zones Established for Upper New York Bay

NEW YORK–The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey is establishing safety zones on the Upper New York Bay and East River for the annual Macy’s July 4th fireworks spectacular. The Coast Guard has made a significant change to the safety zones over previous years. Since there will be no fireworks display between Liberty and Ellis Islands, boaters must not anchor...