Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington. A Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation. The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order...

Coast Guard reminds PNW mariners to boat sober on 6th day of NSBW

Coast Guard reminds PNW mariners to boat sober on 6th day of NSBW
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE –The Coast Guard reminds mariners during the sixth day of National Safe Boating Week that boating under the influence can have serious consequences for vessel operators and passengers. As with operating a motor vehicle,...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 22 through May 29. Memorial Day weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start to the recreational boating season. As boaters take to the water, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures and accidents. The 2020 recreational boating season saw increases...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2021

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2021
Members of the Coast Guard District Seven wear their life jackets in support of Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day in Miami, Florida, May 21, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez) MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe on the water during National Safe Boating Week and Memorial weekend, May 21-30. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement...

Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula

Coast Guard to provide boating safety information in Pascagoula
NEW ORLEANS — Members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to participate Saturday in the first National Maritime Day in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public and media. A Coast Guard boat will be on display, and there will be interactive boating safety demonstrations. Members of the public will be able to speak with Coast Guard personnel about boating...

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 2021, May 22-28, 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. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted

Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted
Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small. file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau. SANTA RITA, Guam — A 53-year-old boater is safe in Guam after the Coast Guard rescued him from his dismasted 14-foot catamaran in outer Apra Harbor, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew successfully placed the vessel in tow and brought it back to the Marinas Yacht...

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, 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 2020, May 16-22, 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...