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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

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 […]

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 “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

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. […]

Auxiliary Photo Flashback – 1999

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 

On This Day In Coast Guard History

Monday, April 11, 2016

On this day April 11th: 1917-With the outbreak of World War I President Woodrow Wilson issued an executive order transferring 30 lighthouse tenders to the War Department.  All were subsequently assigned to the Navy Department and 15 lighthouse tenders, four lightships, and 21 light stations also were transferred to the Navy Department.  One more tender […]

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 […]

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