How long can you tread water?

Monday, March 12, 2012

  Written by Geralyn M. Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. While many boaters don’t think to wear their life jackets, most people also don’t think they’ll be treading water for more than half a day. To learn just how it feels to be lost at sea, and the difference a life jacket makes between life […]

Featured Photo – USCG Auxiliary Boarding Team Support

Monday, March 5, 2012

Auxiliary Coxswain Brodey,  relays boarding information between Station Channel Islands and the CG Boarding Team, during a safety inspection at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA.  Photo courtesy of USCG Auxiliary. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, created by an Act of Congress in 1939, is the uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports […]

Featured Photo – Wear It Arizona

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “Wear It” boat carries the life jacket message at Lake Pleasant. Photo by Tom Nunes, USCG Auxiliary

Quick, Honey, Put on a Life Jacket!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Several years ago, I was doing a vessel safety check for the owner of a very substantial yacht, I got to the part where I ask to see the life jackets.  He pointed me to a locker, which I opened to find the life jackets, stowed under an anchor, chain and additional rode. This article […]

Feature Photo – Auxiliary Safety Briefing at Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Sunday, January 29, 2012

  TAMPA, FL – Tim Teahan, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, explains the precautions mariners can take before they head out to sea for the 2012 Gasparilla Pirate Fest at a press briefing at the Tampa Bay Gandy Boat Ramp, Jan. 27, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission […]

Boating statistics in 2011 show the importance of lifejackets

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Recreational boating and paddling fatalities on waters of the northeastern U.S. have remained nearly the same for the second year in a row. The 1st Coast Guard District recorded a preliminary total of 51 deaths during 2011. There were 50 fatalities in 2009 and 51 fatalities in 2010. Capsizing or falling overboard while not wearing […]

12 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 is here! And of course, with the new year comes new resolutions. As we come up with goals we would like to accomplish in the coming year, we encourage you to think about boating safety. There are hundreds of things that you can do to make boating safer, and even the simple things can […]

New Year’s Boating Resolutions

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year’s Boating Resolutions Let’s start 2012 correctly – by putting boating safety first!  These resolutions associated with boating safety – any skipper can do, or insist upon are compelling.  Article by Auxiliarist Vincent Pica, East Moriches, LI, NY #1 – I will wear a life-jacket – Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. […]

For holiday gift-giving, think boating safety

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Puzzled about the perfect gift or stocking stuffers for the recreational boating family members and friends on your holiday gift-giving list? You can’t go wrong by thinking boating safety. The gift ideas are almost endless and many are relatively inexpensive. Article by Auxiliarist Bill Swank For Dad, how about a rearming kit for his inflatable […]

Give the Gift of Boating Safety courtesy of Boating in Connecticut

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  Give the gift of boating safety! With the holidays here, the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a gift suggestion to the friends and families of boaters and paddlers, stressing life jackets as gifts, first and foremost. The number one gift recommendation is a Coast Guard approved life jacket that your loved one will wear! Whether the […]

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