Coast Guard urges boating and water safety after 7 deaths within a week

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Due to a high number of water related deaths in June, the Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to be safe and prepared for the holiday weekend. Even though the average number of boating related deaths has dropped both nationally and regionally trends show that numbers rise during the summer months. In the past week, a 55-year-old male fell overboard while crabbing in Maryland’s...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide free Vessel Safety Checks in Eastern Michigan and Northern Ohio

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, working in concert with Coast Guard Sector Detroit, will be offering free Vessel Safety Checks throughout eastern Michigan and northwest Ohio during the month of May. Recent safety checks resulted in Coast Guard boarding teams requiring some vessels to return to port because of a lack of required safety equipment. The Coast Guard is offering these free,...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer free vessel safety inspections

MIAMI – Members of local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 6-11 will be providing free boating safety tips and vessel safety checks to boaters at Crandon Park Marina on Key Biscayne near Miami from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Vessel Safety Checks Not Affected By Recession – They Are Still Free

LOS ANGELES – As the weather gets warmer and with the increase in daylight hours more and more recreational boaters are getting out on the water. “Before hitting the water, the Coast Guard urges boaters to make sure they have the required safety equipment and that it is in working order by taking advantage of a free Vessel Safety Check offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary,” said Anthony...

Coast Guard warns to prepare for winter storms in Northwest

Seattle – With severe weather approaching, the Coast Guard reminds boaters and beach-goers to be prepared and stay aware. Strong winds and heavy surf are forecast over the next several days. Boaters, beach-goers and those living in areas with a potential for flooding should follow these guidelines to ensure their safety:

Coast Guard operation focusing on towing vessel safety in New England

BOSTON – Coast Guard personnel throughout New England recently launched an operation to ensure that commercial tugs are following rules, regulations and licensing procedures.