Coast Guard encourages participation in National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard encourages participation in National Safe Boating Week
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard, along with the National Safe Boating Council, is encouraging boaters to take part in National Safe Boating Week, May 18 – 24, 2019. The purpose of National Safe Boating Week is to promote safe boating practices for recreational boaters, in an effort to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to be safety conscious during the 2019 boating...

Coast Guard host workshop to discuss safe operation of commercial passenger vessels

Coast Guard host workshop to discuss  safe operation of commercial passenger vessels
CHICAGO — Representatives from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago and the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee co-hosted a workshop for mariners and the boating public interested in learning how to comply with federal regulations when renting a boat, bringing paying passengers aboard, or when operating as a chartered boat, Saturday. The workshop coincided with the start of National Safe Boating Week,...

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2019, May 18-24, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives on the water. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach effort held annually during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend and is designed to help reduce boating fatalities...

Coast Guard honors Kotzebue, Alaska, man with Silver Lifesaving Medal

Coast Guard honors Kotzebue, Alaska, man with Silver Lifesaving Medal
Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Commander, 17th Coast Guard District, presents the Silver Lifesaving Medal, Saturday, May 18, 2019, to George “Radar” Lambert for heroic actions he took as a young boy to save Pamela Smith (left) from drowning in Kotzebue, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard presented the Silver Lifesaving...

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River to hold National Safe Boating Week campaign

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River to hold National Safe Boating Week campaign
ST. LOUIS — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is partnering with other government agencies to spread awareness of the importance of safe boating and wearing proper personal flotation devices. This year National Safe Boating Week is Saturday through May 24. The campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters. National Safe...

Coast Guard Station Monterey to host Safe Boating Open House Saturday

Coast Guard Station Monterey to host Safe Boating Open House Saturday
MONTEREY, Calif. — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Monterey, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Fire Department, California Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and California State Parks are scheduled to hold a free, public Safe Boating Open House, Saturday at 10 a.m. The event, which...

Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
Feco, a Coast Guard Explosive Detection Canine, shows off in front of an audience during a demonstration at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate during the 3017 Water Safety Fair. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Paul Krug. SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m.,...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 18th to celebrate the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week (NSBW). The open house is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is an opportunity for the public to learn about potentially life-saving boating, kayaking and canoeing safety information, as well...

Coast Guard Station New Orleans to hold open house during National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Station New Orleans to hold open house during National Safe Boating Week
New Orleans – The Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week Saturday with a free open house for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans near Bucktown Harbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day to include a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue demonstration, firefighting demonstrations, BUI demonstrations using impairment goggles, inflatable life jacket...