Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 4 people after their 20-foot boat caught fire on the Grand River, Sunday. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven was on an afternoon boat safety patrol near the Grand Haven Power Plant at about 3:45 p.m. when they witnessed a person jump from a boat and into the water. When they arrived on scene to pull that person out of...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe over 4th of July weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is reminding all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on the water is expected. Coast Guard stations around the country will be on patrol to ensure safety and security on the water, but the Coast Guard reminds boaters that safety starts at the dock. “As always, ensure you have your proper...

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,...