Sector Honolulu highlights waterways safety for National Safe Boating Week

Sector Honolulu highlights waterways safety for National Safe Boating Week
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard takes the middle of May each year to remind boaters of safety as they take to the water, which is no less important in the Pacific. Officially National Safe Boating Week is Saturday, May 16, through Friday, May 22, this year. It dates back to 1949, when Mr. Steve Sadowski, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, helped organize a Courtesy Marine Examination (now termed Vessel Safety...

Coast Guard seeks help to identify owner of adrift kayak off Makaha Beach Park,
 Oahu

Coast Guard seeks help to identify owner of adrift kayak off Makaha Beach Park,
 Oahu
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found a mile off Makaha Beach Park, Oahu, March 9, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found a mile off Makaha Beach Park, Oahu, Monday. Anyone with information helping to identify the owner of the kayak is requested to contact...

Coast Guard urges San Francisco Bay Area residents ahead of high tides

Coast Guard urges San Francisco Bay Area residents ahead of high tides
Label your paddlecraft with contact information. Stickers are available from your local Coast Guard Auxiliary. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to prepare for excessively high tidal ranges in the San Francisco Bay Area through the weekend. The Bay Area coastline is forecasted to experience tides up to seven feet above the average daily low tide. Mariners and beachgoers...

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards
Through the Operation Paddle Smart Program, the Coast Guard offers a free, weatherproof and reflective, self-adhesive “If Found” decal to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered (unregistered) watercraft. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their name and phone number after an influx of cases this summer...