Coast Guard urges paddler safety this summer across PNW

Coast Guard urges paddler safety this summer across PNW
A Coast Guard Station Seattle crew member pulls Luke Robert, Washington State Parks Boating Program, to safety during a safety demonstratio. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard urges the public to be prepared when operating a paddle craft on the water this Memorial Day weekend as summer kicks off across the Pacific Northwest. As stay-at-home...

Coast Guard rescues 2 paddleboarders near Vinoy Park, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 2 paddleboarders near Vinoy Park, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 44-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were rescued by the Coast Guard after struggling to get back onto their paddleboards in the vicinity of Vinoy Park, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 transfer at approximately 1 p.m., reporting that two male paddleboarders had entered the water and were struggling to get back...

Coast Guard classifies paddleboards as vessel

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard in a decisional memo dated Oct.3, classified paddleboards as vessels in accordance with Title 1 United States Code, Section 3. This classification means that when used beyond the narrow limits of a swimming, surfing, or bathing area, no person may use a paddleboard unless in compliance with the Navigation Rules, and applicable carriage requirements for this type...