TowBoatUS Mystic — a 24-hour, on-water recreational boat towing and assistance company in Connecticut — was certified to assist the Coast Guard in search-and-rescue efforts.
The Coast Guard enforces federal laws on the high seas and waters within U.S. territorial jurisdiction, develops and operates aids to navigation and maintains a network of lifeboat and search-and-rescue stations using surface vessels and aircraft.
Two weeks after two teenagers went missing during a fishing trip off South Florida, the Coast Guard confirmed that the one major clue in the boys’ disappearance is also lost at sea.
The families of two 14-year-olds who went missing during a fishing trip said they are committed to privately searching for the boys after the Coast Guard called off its search Friday.
The Coast Guard says it found the boat belonging to two 14-year-old boys who disappeared off Florida’s coast during a fishing trip on Friday.
Thousands of law enforcement officers across the country will be on heightened alert for violators of boating-under-the-influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, which starts Friday.
The Nature Center of Cape May, N.J., is holding a two-hour guided kayak tour June 20 in and around Cape May Harbor, as well as an after-party, to raise money for Paddle for a Purpose.
Operation Dry Water joins boating advocates in the United States and Canada who are teaming up to promote safe and responsible boating during National Safe Boating Week, which continues through Friday.
There were 610 recreational boating fatalities in 2014, the second-lowest number of yearly boating deaths on record.
In separate incidents, the Coast Guard seized two Mexican boats that were caught illegally fishing off the Gulf Coast waters of south Texas.
A multi-agency search for three boaters missing in Alabama’s Mobile Bay area continued through Tuesday night, three days after a potent squall line decimated much of the fleet that participated in a popular annual regatta on Saturday.