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...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week
MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe on the water during National Safe Boating Week, Saturday through Memorial Day weekend. “Prior to going out on the water, boaters need to ensure they have the proper safety equipment is onboard, and check the weather forecast,” said Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami. “One thing we have control over is how we prepare....

National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday

National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday
NEW ORLEANS — The Eighth Coast Guard District 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 22. The campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters. National Safe Boating...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew rescued three boaters from an overturned 8-foot vessel near Clearwater Beach, Thursday. The Station Sand Key boat crew transported the survivors to Seminole Boat Ramp without any medical injuries or concerns. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel near Card Sound Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel near Card Sound Bridge
A 14-foot skiff tied to a Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat near Card Sound Bridge, Florida, Apr. 27, 2020. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders div(Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday from a vessel taking on water near Card Sound Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather across Florida

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather across Florida
MIAMI – The Coast Guard encourages mariners and those in coastal areas to prepare for high winds and seas forecasted for the state of Florida’s coastal region starting Friday afternoon. Some areas are expected to see gale-force winds at 35-40 mph and up to 5-foot seas. “The Coast Guard is monitoring the severe weather conditions and is broadcasting small craft advisories in the area,” said...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 in Tampa Bay
Four survivors arrive at Maximo Park Boat Ramp in St. Petersburg, Florida, April 22, 2020.  Courtesy photo from Station St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four boaters from an overturned 16-foot vessel in Tampa Bay, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew picked up the four people from the good Samaritan...