Coast Guard recommends VHF-FM radios for boaters in distress

Coast Guard recommends VHF-FM radios for boaters in distress
NEW ORLEANS — While boaters may feel safe with just a cell phone, as part of National Safe Boating Week the Coast Guard recommends marine-band radios set to channel 16 for all boaters in case of distress. VHF-FM radios are intended mainly for short-range communications, generally 5-10 miles, and at least 20 miles to a Coast Guard station. Boaters are urged to stay by the radio, if possible....

Marine Weather off Southern California Forecast to Worsen Overnight

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is urging mariners to exercise extreme caution when venturing on or near the water due to gale force winds and a high surf advisory through Thursday morning According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this storm is expected to produce strong rip currents, strong alongshore current, waves washing over jetties and other low lying coastal structures around the time of...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Love Point, Md.

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued two people that were disabled and adrift near Love Point in the Chesapeake Bay Friday.