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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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

  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 […]

Before You Head Out Download The Boating Safety Mobile App

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

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

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. […]

Monofilament Recycling Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From the Spring Issue of Over The Bow – Volume 74 Issue 1 Spring Monofilament fishing line is strong, flexible and nearly invisible when submerged in water, making it an ideal tool for fishing. These attributes, however, also make it a serious environmental hazard for both animals and humans when improperly discarded. Due to its low visibility when in water, marine […]

Did You Know? United States Coast Guard Active duty, Reservists, and Auxiliarists Snapshot

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Each day, the men and women of the 43,000 plus active duty Coast Guard, over 8,000 Reservists, and 30,000 Auxiliarists provide services over 3.4 million square miles of Exclusive Economic Zones. In a single year, the Coast Guard: Responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property. […]

New Online Course Now Available: Modern Marine Navigation

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Whether you want to improve your navigational skills on your local waters, or you’re longing to cruise in foreign and exotic locations, Modern Marine Navigation will help you on your way to become a better boater conveniently, in your own home. With this course you will learn the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying ATONs […]

Coast Guard Station Hobucken Keeps Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club Up To date

Sunday, February 21, 2016

You know who gives an unforgettable presentation? According to New Bern Auxiliary Flotilla 20-4 Commander Billy Flynn, BMC Kenneth Grande, OIC of Station Hobucken, North Carolina, doesn’t mess around! BMC Grande recently spoke to about 130 members of Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club, educating them about of all the Cost Guard  missions – especially those relevant to […]

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the […]

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