Be ready for boating in the spring by preparing for the winter

Be ready for boating in the spring by preparing for the winter
December is upon us and winter cold is in full effect throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Many boaters are off the water during the cold months, but safe boating in the spring and summer starts with proper winterization and preparation. Every year when the boating season opens up, the Coast Guard conducts numerous rescues due to preventable incidents which could have been avoided if the proper steps were...

Coast Guard urges mariners to winterize boats as cold weather sets in

Coast Guard urges mariners to winterize boats as cold weather sets in
BOSTON — As cold weather approaches, the Coast Guard recommends taking the proper actions to winterize your vessel. Even if you are in a region that is more temperate, winterizing your boat is important, and fall is the perfect time to take the proper steps. Winterizing is important not only to ensure the safety of your vessel but also to safeguard the maritime environment. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard encourages owners to prepare vessels for winter in Alaska

Coast Guard encourages owners to prepare vessels for winter in Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District encourages Alaskan mariners to winterize their vessels and to prevent excess snow from accumulating on moored vessels this winter. Coast Guard personnel in Valdez and Juneau will be working with local harbormasters to patrol small boat harbors and identify boats in danger of sinking due to snow build up. Preventative measures will be taken to prevent...