Coast Guard and state agencies stress cold water dangers

BOSTON – The Coast Guard and state boating agencies continue to warn spring boaters, paddlers, sailors and fishermen on northeastern inland and coastal waters of the dangers of cold water and sudden cold water immersion.

Coast Guard reminds boaters about remote activated fog signals

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard reminds boaters that the Chetco River, Ore., South Jetty fog horn is now a user activated signal, an advance made under the new Coast Guard Short Range Aids to Navigation Strategic Plan. Visibility detectors and remote activated phone line switches were problematic, sometimes causing continuous operation of the fog signal, which resulted in numerous complaints from...