Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel 43 miles off North Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel 43 miles off North Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues two boaters from a disabled 34-foot sailing vessel 43 miles off North Island, Louisiana, May 22, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Air Station Houston) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday from a disabled sailing vessel 43 miles off North Island, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command...

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary...

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer

Coast Guard urges boating safety this summer
EATTLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters to be ready this National Safe Boating Week as summer nears the Pacific Northwest. This year National Safe Boating Week takes place Saturday through May 27. National Safe Boating Week promotes safe boating practices for recreational boaters in order to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to become safer, always ready boaters...

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to hold Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate lifeboat crews conduct surf training in Sausalito, Calif. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) 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., Saturday. The event, which kicks off National Safe Boating Week, will give the...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Host Two Safe Boating Events in Chicago area

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Host Two Safe Boating Events in Chicago area
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard Auxiliary will host two safe boating events Saturday, May 21, 2022 to kick off National Safe Boating Week. The events will be held at Lisle Community Park and at Belmont Harbor Yacht Club, and both events are free and open to the public. Last year in Chicago, 16 people were killed in recreational boating accidents, representing an increase from previous years. With this...

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...