Coast Guard reminds public about boating safety over holiday weekend

Coast Guard reminds public about boating safety over holiday weekend
BALTIMORE — As the 2013 boating season comes to a close, the Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police are reminding boaters about the importance of safe boating practices during Labor Day weekend. The Coast Guard urges the public to always think about safety and to anticipate any possibility when going out on the water. Here are some tips to help boaters have a safe and prepared time on...

Michigan Coast Guard station rescues 4 on vessel taking on water in Lake St. Clair

Michigan Coast Guard station rescues 4 on vessel taking on water in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued four people who were on a boat taking on water in Lake St. Clair Sunday. At 9:48 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit was contacted by the operator of a 29-foot vessel that the boat was taking on water from an unknown source approximately four miles offshore from Beacon Cove Marina in Lake St. Clair. There were two adults and two...

Coast Guard rescues 3 on boat taking on water near Toledo Harbor Lighthouse

Coast Guard rescues 3 on boat taking on water near Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued three people who were on a boat taking on water in the vicinity of Toledo Harbor Lighthouse in Lake Erie Tuesday morning. At about 8:50 a.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, overheard a call for assistance from someone on a boat taking on water to a local towing company on VHF-FM radio channel 69. As the watchstander overheard the call while...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to “Wear It!” during National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard reminds boaters to "Wear It!" during National Safe Boating Week
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with the National Safe Boating Council, will kick off the National Safe Boating Week campaign on three different fronts, Saturday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform vessel safety examinations at the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatic Club on Neville Island Saturday at 9 a.m. and the Fox...

Coast Guard and Auxiliary kick off National Safe Boating Week at Annapolis City Dock on Saturday

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police are sponsoring a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., Saturday.