NEW YORK — Billboards flashed as thousands of selfie-snapping tourists brought Manhattan’s iconic Times Square to a metaphoric — and literal — standstill. Just a few feet from the gridlock was an event of similar excitement (albeit one with much more calm and order) — the annual Coast Guard Foundation fundraiser at the Marriott Marquis.
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.
As many boat owners begin the annual task of winterizing and storing, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that watercraft thefts continue to drop.
Yacht brokerage web contract management system YachtCloser now provides members online access to Coast Guard documented vessel data, allowing brokers to verify important vessel and owner information while ensuring that accurate information is displayed on their contracts.
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.
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.