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...

Coast Guard Personnel are Top Award Winners for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Personnel are Top Award Winners for Operation Dry Water
Washington, DC – For the first time, a Coast Guard law enforcement officer and a Coast Guard unit were recognized as top within their field at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) annual conference, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since Operation Dry Water (ODW) involves over 7,400 law enforcement officers and 570 agencies, this recognition is an outstanding...

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that despite the state’s legalization of marijuana in Vermont on July 1, the Coast Guard will enforce all federal laws within navigable U.S. water, regardless of location or intended use. The Coast Guard’s enforcement posture toward marijuana will not change. Marijuana is a controlled substance and possession or use remains a federal offense under...

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017

Coast Guard, NJSP team up for Operation Dry Water 2017
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) prior to and during the Fourth...

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water

Great Lakes Coast Guard, partner agencies launch Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and boater education. Boaters found to be impaired can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units and partner law enforcement agencies across the Great Lakes will conduct boardings in support of Operation Dry Water beginning Friday. The June 30 through...

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Partners with State Agencies for Operation Dry Water
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connecticut and Long Island Coast Guard units and partner agencies are increasing their presence on the water to deter boating under the influence (BUI) leading up to the Fourth of July weekend. During the operation, Coast Guard boarding teams and law enforcement officers will focus on detecting impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence. Alcohol...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...