Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend
File photo of Coast Guard boarding team members checking for life jackets aboard a boat during an inspection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nease) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard warns boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and...

Coast Guard advises holiday season boating safety

Coast Guard advises holiday season boating safety
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise safe boating practices this holiday season as changing weather presents hazards on the Gulf Coast and inland rivers. All mariners, rivermen and water enthusiasts are advised to increase their awareness to the dangers of hypothermia, as freezing temperatures are forecasted on the northern parts of the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois rivers....

Spring is here, Coast Guard urges safe boating

Spring is here, Coast Guard urges safe boating
BOSTON — In light of spring temperatures, the Coast Guard emphasizes safety for recreational boaters and paddlers planning to venture out on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast this spring. The rescues of two kayakers on Sunday by Coast Guard crews and additional first responders serve as reminders that boating season in the Northeast is just around the corner and all boaters should practice...

Past weekend’s swimming deaths, upcoming holiday prompt Coast Guard safety reminder

CLEVELAND — Following a number of swimming deaths on Lake Michigan last weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard is urging those who plan to recreate on the Great Lakes during Labor Day weekend, or at any other time, to take appropriate safety precautions. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the traditional beach and boating seasons on the Great Lakes, and is usually one of the busiest for the Coast Guard. Several...

Coast Guard’s gift ideas for 12 nautical days of Christmas

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers, announced Friday its recommended gift ideas for 12 nautical days of Christmas. The singularly most important gift for mariners this year is a Marine GPS Navigation System. With the intended termination of Loran-C signals set for as early as Jan. 4, 2010, marine GPS units will be a necessity to any boater who currently...