Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades

Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise caution while enjoying the upcoming holiday boat parades in the Central and Southern California harbors. The Coast Guard encourages all boaters and beach goers to be aware of boat traffic, prepare for potential hazards and keep advised of weather changes through the National Weather Service and to monitor VHF-FM channel 16 for the most...

Coast Guard shares pointers on safe, legal operations during 2011 holiday boat parades

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – With the holiday boat parade season upon us, the Coast Guard wants to remind boaters and observers of certain safety pointers. General safety hazards for ALL boat operations: Illegal charters Overloaded or unsafe electrical systems due to Christmas lights Too many passengers affect stability of vessels – ensure compliance with maximum capacity Recreational boats cannot...