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...

Coast Guard encourages safety during July 4th holiday

Coast Guard encourages safety during July 4th holiday
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard reminds the public to be safe on and around the water during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday typically see a high number of boaters, divers, surfers, and beach-goers out on the water. In the past week, the Coast Guard responded to a wide range of cases in Northern California, including assisting three disabled...