Criminal investigators with the Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city’s port to see whether the highly paid operators of the “world’s most powerful fireboat” were actually qualified.
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.
Significantly more law enforcement agencies are participating in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign that is now in its fifth year and is designed to educate people and enforce laws on drunken boating.
About 100 people on Wednesday attended the first of three public meetings that the Coast Guard is holding on consecutive evenings to collect public comment on navigation through Florida drawbridges in connection with a proposed high-speed passenger rail service.
The Coast Guard Foundation is set to honor the retired admiral who oversaw search-and-rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was the incident commander after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The Coast Guard Foundation said more than $1 million was raised last Thursday at the 34th annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York.
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, named the honorees for its 34th annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard at the Times Square Marriott Marquis in New York on Thursday.
Allied Marine Brokerage & Charter said its Stuart, Fla., office is partnering with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 and the auxiliary’s Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Program to promote boating safety in area waters.
Here’s a story from the you-can’t-make-it-up department: A man was rescued Saturday from an inflatable bubble 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., by a Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew.
After issuing a press release praising the Coast Guard’s decision to do away with the type code labels required on all U.S.-sold personal flotation devices, the recreational boater advocacy agency BoatUS is offering a clarification and some additional information about the change.
In a move expected to lead to new life jacket designs and lessen confusion among recreational boaters, the Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use.