Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crews along with federal, state and local partner agencies responded to numerous disabled, aground, disoriented and beset by weather vessels during Memorial Day weekend. “Memorial Day weekend is always a busy weekend for the Coast Guard and our partner agencies,” said Lt. Christopher Rosen, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center chief....

Coast Guard to offer free vessel safety checks and decals.

Coast Guard to offer free vessel safety checks and decals.
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. Boston – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from...

Coast Guard Station Ocean City to kick off National Safe Boating Week Saturday at West Ocean City Boat Ramp

Coast Guard Station Ocean City to kick off National Safe Boating Week Saturday at West Ocean City Boat Ramp
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Maryland Natural Resource Police are scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week at the West Ocean City Boat Ramp Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City will be available for public tours. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to perform vessel safety inspections and provide safe boating...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week in Florida

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week in Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week May 16 though Memorial Day weekend and conduct opens houses for the community and media throughout the week. Memorial Day weekend marks the informal beginning of summer and is expected to be a busy on the water.  This year the holiday weekend coincides with National Safe Boating Week and Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to celebrate National Marina Day with free vessel safety checks

Coast Guard Auxiliary to celebrate National Marina Day with free vessel safety checks
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide free vessel safety checks at local marinas and public boat ramps throughout Miami-Dade County Saturday in celebration of National Marina Day. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will administer free vessel safety checks Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon at the following locations: Homestead Bayfront Marina, Black Point Marina, Matheson Hammock Marina, Dinner Key...

Coast Guard advises Vessel Safety Check

 Coast Guard advises Vessel Safety Check
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard advises boaters to get a free Vessel Safety Check before embarking on a trip during this fifth day of National Safe Boating Week. A courtesy VSC is performed at the location of your boat, whether in a slip, at the launch ramp or in your driveway – by a certified Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron Vessel Examiner, at a mutually-convenient time. The exam usually...

Coast Guard urges mariners to be prepared after busy boating weekend

Coast Guard urges mariners to be prepared after busy boating weekend
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews and Good Samaritans across the Tri-state area had a busy Mother’s Day weekend responding to cases of mariners in distress, and numerous vessel voyage terminations. The following is a synopsis of significant cases that occurred in the Tri-state area. A boarding officer from Coast Guard Station New London, Conn., terminated the voyage of a recreational boater, Saturday,...

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend

Disabled vessels keep Coast Guard, partner agencies busy over holiday weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crews along with federal, state and local partner agencies responded to numerous disabled vessels during Memorial Day weekend. The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters of a few tips to keep safe on the water. In several cases, communications would have been optimal had boaters used a VHF-FM marine radio. A radio is the best method of communication while...

Public invited to safe boating event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay

Public invited to safe boating event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The public is invited to attend a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Safe Boating Week kickoff event feature boating safety and equipment demonstrations, tours, free vessel safety inspections, and rescue demonstrations to promote safe boating initiatives for the upcoming boating...