Coast Guard reminds ‘think safety’ for boating season opener

SEATTLE — As the Pacific Northwest prepares to kick off the 2009 boating season, the Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to THINK SAFETY while boating.

Coast Guard urges public to remain vigilant in spring weather

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging the public to remain vigilant and cautious around the waters of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut despite warming weather trends.

Coast Guard reminds boaters to practice safe boating as weather improves

ALAMEDA, Calif.- The Coast Guard wants to remind boaters to practice safe boating techniques if they plan to take to the water this season. With weather conditions forecast to be nice during the upcoming weekend, more boaters will likely take to the water.

Video – How to choose the right lifejacket for you

A very well done video created to show the importance of wearing a lifejacket. It explains the difference between each type of lifejacket and where it should be used.

Northwest recreational boating fatalities increase over first half of 2008

SEATTLE (CG Public Affairs) – The 2008 boating season is still new but recreational boating fatalities have risen to nearly 18 percent higher than this time last year. As of today, there have been 28 reported recreational boating fatalities in the four Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana compared to 23 fatalities by this time last year. What is even more alarming...

Coast Guard Locates Body of Missing Kayaker

Great Lakes, Ill. – Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan located the deceased body of a missing female kayaker today along the shore in Lake Bluff, a few miles south of the Great Lakes Naval Training Facility. The kayak and a floating lifejacket were also recovered as a part of the search and rescue effort that consisted of two Coast Guard boats from Kenosha, Wis.and Wilmette Harbor, Ill. as well...

Coast Guard Detachment Rogue River begins AM radio broadcast

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – The Coast Guard Rogue River Search and Rescue Detachment began broadcasting bar restriction and bar condition information on AM radio channel 1610 today. Rogue River Search and Rescue Detachment can still be reached at 541-274-7219 or channel 16 VHF-FM for further information or bar report updates. The Coast Guard also reminds all boaters to pay close attention to Rogue River...