Coast Guard

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.

National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday

The 2012 National Safe Boating Week campaign starts Saturday with Coast Guard Auxiliary units promoting recreational boating safety around the country. The campaign, which runs through May 25, is dedicated to helping boaters understand the need for boating education and vessel safety checks, as well as the importance of wearing life jackets while boating. “National…more

Coast Guard asks US Sailing for race accident review

The Coast Guard in San Diego is requesting that US Sailing conduct an independent review of the sailing accident that resulted in the death of four sailors in April during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. That accident came on the heels of a tragedy during the Full Crew Farallones Race in which five sailors…more

Coast Guard cutter needs repair for hull leaks

When a boat springs a leak, it’s often the Coast Guard to the rescue. But who rescues the Coast Guard when one of its new ships does the same thing? The commander of the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter, the 418-foot Stratton, said he called in engineers last month when his crew discovered a…more

Boat operators struggle with new weight rules

Since December, companies that operate passenger boats have had to comply with a new Coast Guard rule that raises the assumed average weight of a passenger to 185 pounds, up a whopping 45 pounds from the 140-pound average used since 1960. As a result, some operators say a reduction in passengers to meet weight capacity…more

Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks vehicle donations

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, teaming with v-Dac, a vehicle donation provider from Port Richmond, Calif., established a fully managed turnkey program to raise funds. The v-Dac program allows auxiliary members and friends to donate automobiles, truck, boats and aircraft to the auxiliary. Beyond financially assisting the auxiliary, donors can get a tax deduction and…more

Coast Guard investigates sailrace collision

Two of the four crewmen who were lost when a 37-foot sailboat was destroyed during the annual Newport-to-Ensenada boat race died of blunt-force trauma and a third drowned. The body of the fourth crewman, identified by race organizers as skipper Theo Mavromatis, has not been recovered, the Los Angeles Times reported. The three recovered bodies…more

Coast Guard halts ocean races off San Francisco

The Coast Guard temporarily suspended ocean races in the San Francisco Bay area in the wake of the April 14 accident off the Farallon Islands that resulted in the deaths of five sailors. The Coast Guard said the order would affect Saturday’s Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallones Race,…more

BP reaches settlement on Gulf oil spill

A billion-dollar settlement was reached last week between BP and attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the litigation surrounding the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 workers and triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. According to the U.S. government, about 4.1 million barrels of oil were…more

Nv-charts offers new Chesapeake charts

Nv-charts, a global supplier of precision charting products, extended its coverage and produced new chart regions for Chesapeake Bay in time for the 2012 cruising and boating season. The coverage is divided into North and South regions. The North region includes Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake/Delaware canal, coverage from Cape May, N.J., to the Potomac…more

Comments sought on propeller-strike report

The Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council released a draft report, “Human Factors Analysis of Propeller Strikes,” prepared by CED Investigative Technologies Inc. The report concludes that no universal solution exists to mitigate the risk of injury from accidental contact with boat propellers — an issue that the Coast Guard has studied…more

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