You’re in charge, operate safely

You're in charge, operate safely
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners on the importance of safe vessel operation. Operator inattention is the leading primary contributing factor in recreational boating accidents. “Boats are built to be as safe as possible; most danger comes when you add people,” said Mike Baron, the recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland. “Just...

Coast Guard to kick-off boating season in Southeastern New England with numerous safety events

Coast Guard to kick-off boating season in Southeastern New England with numerous safety events
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host multiple safe boating events in Southeastern New England as part of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21-27. Free vessel safety checks offered throughout the week by the Coast Guard Auxiliary ensure boats fully comply with all Federal and State boating safety laws and can help owners identify discrepancies with their safety gear. Citations...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer free vessel safety checks in Jacksonville area Saturday and Sunday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide free vessel safety checks Saturday and Sunday in an effort to safeguard recreational boaters from potential injury, loss of property and loss of life on area waterways.