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.

Alfa Tec buys Louisiana distributor

Alfa Tec, a Seattle-based marine sales and service distributor, recently acquired FM Equipment, a Houma, La.-based distributor for Alfa Laval Marine, Oil and Power in the Gulf Coast region. “This is all part of our master plan to supply superior service, spare parts and technical support to our customers located in the Gulf,” said Kevin…more

Park Service, Coast Guard team up for safety

The National Park Service and the Coast Guard have formed an agreement to increase safety patrols on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. The agreement brings together the resources of both agencies, including trained boat operators from the Coast Guard Auxiliary and boats from the Park Service. “Education is the best tool we have to keep…more

Coast Guard awards contract for new cutters

Bollinger Shipyards Inc. of Lockport, La., was awarded an $88 million contract to build a new generation of Coast Guard patrol boats. The Fast Response Cutter Sentinel Class patrol boat, or FRC, is a 153-foot cutter capable of speeds of more than 28 knots. If all options on the contract are exercised, 34 boats could…more

Bombardier wins Coast Guard safety award

The Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety has recognized Bombardier Recreational Products with its Boating Safety Award. The award was given to BRP for its commitment to improving boating safety through the introduction of an electronically controlled hand-braking system on two of its most popular 2009 Sea-Doo personal watercraft models. Click here for…more

Boston firm providing PR for Coast Guard Foundation

Rushton Gregory, the Boston-based marketing communications agency specializing in marine and other niche markets, has added the Coast Guard Foundation to its client roster. The foundation’s mission is to support projects and programs that improve the lives and performance of Coast Guard members, their families and Coast Guard Academy cadets. Effective immediately, Rushton Gregory will…more

Coast Distribution reports lower second-quarter sales

Coast Distribution Systems reported a profit of $1.6 million, or 35 cents per share, on net sales of $41.2 million for the second quarter of 2008. For the same period of 2007, Coast reported a profit of $1.5 million, or 33 cents per share, on net sales of $50.8 million. Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Coast is one…more

Ohio program receives BoatU.S. safety award

The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water honored Safe Kids of Greater Toledo, Ohio, with its 2007 Boating Safety Grant Excellence Award. It also announced the granting of nearly $50,000 to 19 groups across the United States for its 2008 Boating Safety Grant program. The BoatU.S. Foundation received 126 applications for its 2008…more

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