The Coast Guard Foundation has awarded what it said is a record 128 new scholarships this year.
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.
McMurdo said it was awarded a $3 million contract from the Coast Guard to supply as many as 16,000 FastFind 220 personal locator beacons during the next five years.
A Boca Raton financial adviser pleaded guilty to faking his death at sea off Delray Beach, Fla., and agreed to pay the Coast Guard $1 million for the ensuing search for him.
The Coast Guard in Boston is reminding boaters how important life jackets can be after rescuing six people from a capsized boat early Sunday morning.
The National Coast Guard Museum Association, in conjunction with the Foundation for Coast Guard History, took a major step toward developing the themes, stories and exhibits to be included in the National Coast Guard Museum, which will be built on the downtown waterfront in New London, Conn.
A Boca Raton, Fla., investment broker who is alleged to have staged his disappearance on a boat rented from a local marina “to escape legal issues” — the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office description of why he vanished — has been charged with causing a false distress alert.
The non-profit Water Sports Foundation announced today the release of a series of paddle-sports safety videos targeting new paddlers.
Andy Card, Rodney Slater and others in the Secretaries’ Circle of the National Coast Guard Museum Association joined Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft and members of Congress last week for a Capitol Hill update on progress to build the first National Coast Guard Museum.
The Coast Guard said today that there were 626 boating fatalities nationwide last year, the third-lowest number on record.
The Coast Guard and Shell Oil Company continue to respond to an oil spill about 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, La., that occurred Thursday morning.