Coast Guard celebrates Fourth of July with parade and festival in Alameda

Coast Guard celebrates Fourth of July with parade and festival in Alameda
Coast Guard personnel from Bay Area units march in a Fourth of July parade in Alameda, California July 4, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng) ALAMEDA, Calif. — In celebration of Independence Day, local Coast Guard units participated in Alameda’s annual Fourth of July parade and Coast Guard Festival, showcasing the service’s heritage and role in the community. Local...

Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools

Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools
A crewmember stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro fires off a signal flare during training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Pedro Sullivan. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools and offers other safety reminders ahead of this 4th of July week. The days leading up to and after the Independence Day holiday are often extremely...

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...

Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As Independence Day weekend begins, the Coast Guard 17th District urges Alaskan boaters to keep safe. The Coast Guard reminds boaters and other water enthusiasts to consider the following while preparing for the boating season: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WEAR IT! var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...