United States Coast Guard Monuments

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Today, we remember together… This Memorial Day, we express our gratitude for those who have served our country. Below is a repost that I think members of team Coast Guard will find of great value. As you travel this great country and around the world, please refer to this list to visit and pay your respects to […]

Celebrate Safe Boating Week With 8 Ways To Be Better Prepared On the Water

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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News Release – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 5th District Southern Region Contact: Robert A. Sersen, Jr. Email: captainrob@sersen.info Office: (410) 960-9654 The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are celebrating safe boating this week in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. Whatever way you play on the water — whether it’s with a kayak, canoe, jet ski, powerboat, sailboat, […]

Coast Guard Picture of the Week – 5/16/16

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton's primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton’s primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

Coast Guard Station Scituate Is Scheduled For The 2016 Summer Boating Season

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Coast Guard Station Scituate is scheduled to open Monday for the 2016 summer boating season and will remain open through Labor Day. The station’s crew conducts search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety with a 29-foot response boat . The crew are available to respond to an event 24 hours a day. […]

U.S. Coast Guard Released Its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on  record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the […]

Important Recreational Boating Information

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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  Each year hundreds of lives are lost… thousands are injured… and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference. Accident Reporting The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 5/16/16

Monday, May 16, 2016

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, N.J. - A leaning Daybeacon is marked with a Temporary Lighted Buoy on the Intracoastal Waterway off of Ship Bottom, NJ. According to the United States Coast Guard, daybeacons are Òaids to navigation, which are permanently fixed to the earthÕs surface.Ó Since their inception in the 1800Õs, these unassuming aids  have safeguarded mariners from seafaring dangers.
Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, N.J. – A leaning Daybeacon is marked with a Temporary Lighted Buoy on the Intracoastal Waterway off of Ship Bottom, NJ. According to the United States Coast Guard, daybeacons are “aids to navigation, which are permanently fixed to the earth’s surface.” Since their inception in the 1800’s, these unassuming aids  have safeguarded mariners […]

Before You Head Out Download The Boating Safety Mobile App

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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As the nation’s recreational boating safety coordinator, the Coast Guard works to minimize loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental harm. Our boating safety program involves public education programs, regulation of boat design and construction, approval of boating safety equipment, and vessel safety checks for compliance with federal and state safety requirements. The […]

Earth Day 2016 – 5.25 trillion Pieces of Plastic Debris In The Ocean

Friday, April 22, 2016

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There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 269,000 tons float on the surface – Do your part to keep our Oceans clean. Garbage in our waters not only looks bad, but it can cause problems for boaters and for wildlife that live in or around the water. The MARPOL treaty requires a […]

Spring is Here But Beware of Cold Waters

Friday, April 22, 2016

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures can still be dangerously cold. It only takes about 10 minutes for a boater exposed to cold water to begin to experience deteriorated strength,  this may cause boaters to lose the ability to pull themselves back into their vessel. […]

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