Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather. This means wearing wet suits, dry suits, or other types of waterproof, insulated gear. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard would like to remind recreational boaters of the risks associated...

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are participating in Operation Dry Water, a boating under the influence awareness and enforcement national campaign, Friday through Sunday. Operation Dry Water focuses on spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence to the recreational boating public. The mission of Operation Dry Water is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related...

Coast Guard ramps up safety patrols during July 4th weekend

Coast Guard ramps up safety patrols during July 4th weekend
A Coast Guard crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat, from Station Golden Gate, performs a vessel safety check on a recreational boat during a law enforcement patrol.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews throughout California will increase boating safety patrols during the July 4th holiday weekend in support of...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water
BOSTON − The Coast Guard and Northeast partner agencies are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at preventing boating accidents resulting from boating under the influence. The campaign, which runs from July 3 – 5, comes during a noted increase in boats on the water and boating accidents. As of June 26, 2020, fatal boating accidents in the Northeast have doubled...

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend

Coast Guard to increase to law enforcement patrols for holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is increasing the amount of law enforcement patrols on the Great Lakes region for the holiday weekend in an effort to prevent boater deaths, starting Thursday. Alcohol use remains the leading cause of recreational boating deaths nationwide. In addition, the Coast Guard is participating in Operation Dry Water, an annual coordinated campaign among multiple agencies...

Coast Guard, local partners conduct Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska

Coast Guard, local partners conduct Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska
Lt.j.g. Scott Peters (right), boarding officer with Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, and Tom Akelkok, law enforcement officer with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, head out for a patrol on Big Lake, Alaska, July 4, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Alaska State Troopers, along with other federal, state and local law enforcement...

Coast Guard, partner agencies preparing for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard, partner agencies preparing for Operation Dry Water
Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Cotton, a boarding officer at Coast Guard Station New York, and Lt. Nick Katsikis, a law enforcement officer, at Union County Marine Unit, discuss coordinating efforts with New York City Police during Operation Dry Water on the Hudson River, N.Y., (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON — Operation Dry Water, the national campaign...

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, local, state and other federal law enforcement agencies are preparing for Operation Dry Water, July 5-7, 2019. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent...