Coast Guard urges mariners to secure vessels; prevent hazards to navigation

Coast Guard urges mariners to secure vessels; prevent hazards to navigation
A capsized and unmanned, adrift boat floats in the Sheboygan River near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, March 31, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to ensure their vessels are properly secured to docks, piers and moorings to help prevent boats from accidentally breaking away, Monday. “In the past two months, our crews have responded to six unmanned and adrift...

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England deals with large number of unmanned vessels

PORTLAND, Maine- Coast Guard Sector Northern New England had 17 cases this weekend involving unmanned adrift vessels during heavy weather. It is the Coast Guard’s policy to treat every unmanned adrift vessels as a possible person in the water case until it can be determined beyond a reasonable doubt that there wasn’t someone aboard. The only way to conclude these cases is to locate the...