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...

Severe weather and busy weekend for mid-Atlantic Coast Guard units put focus on boating, swimming safety

Severe weather and busy weekend for mid-Atlantic Coast Guard units put focus on boating, swimming safety
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to be mindful of potentially severe weather as they prepare for the Fourth of July. Dangerous weather last weekend contributed to a high number of search and rescue cases throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Coast Guard units from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina responded to more than 50 cases Friday through Sunday with...

Great Lakes Coast Guard crews terminate the voyage of a dozen recreational boats due to lack of required safety gear

Great Lakes Coast Guard crews terminate the voyage of a dozen recreational boats due to lack of required safety gear
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard boatcrews throughout the Great Lakes region ordered a dozen mariners back to shore this weekend due to their lack of required safety gear. The Coast Guard is reminding boaters that there are resources available to educate them and keep them in compliance with federal regulations. When a vessel is found to be noncompliant with federal regulations, and the infraction is...

Coast Guard assists 2 men aboard boat taking on water in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists 2 men aboard boat taking on water in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew assisted two men who were aboard a pleasure craft taking on water in the vicinity of Wilmette Harbor in Lake Michigan Friday morning. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a mayday call from the operator of the Pacifier Three, a 23-foot pleasure craft, at about 10:30 a.m. They immediately dispatched a rescue...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safety conscious after busy holiday weekend
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews throughout the Great Lakes have seen thousands of vessels on the water during and since Memorial Day weekend and the 9th Coast Guard District is reminding boaters to take the proper safety precautions while on the water. Over the holiday weekend, Coast Guardsmen across all five Great Lakes in small boats, aircraft and cutters, as well as members of...

Coast Guard urges mariners to take advantage of free vessel safety checks, boater education

CLEVELAND — Following a day in which Coast Guard boarding officers from Station Belle Isle, near Detroit, issued notices of violations to three Great Lakes boaters and sent them back to the dock for lacking required safety equipment, the Coast Guard is urging mariners throughout the Great Lake to take advantage of free vessel safety checks and boating education courses. The three vessels sent home...

Prompted by recent violations, Coast Guard urges boaters to take advantage of free safety checks

CLEVELAND — Following a weekend during which Coast Guard boarding officers issued notices of violation to six Great Lakes boaters and sent them back to the docks early for lacking required safety equipment, the Coast Guard is urging mariners Monday to take advantage of the many boater education courses and free vessel safety checks offered throughout the Great Lakes region. Just like routinely changing...