It came down to poor finances, a captain’s superstition that voyages should never begin on Friday — the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion — the desire to get home in time for Thanksgiving and the belief that a ship is safer at sea than at port during a storm.
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.
Emergency locator beacon manufacturer ACR Electronics is promoting the fact that its EPIRBs helped in the rescue of a liveaboard sailing couple who got into trouble offshore twice in six months.
Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard on Friday, relieving Adm. Bob Papp during a military ceremony at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C.
The SS United States Conservancy is looking to sell a massive propeller from the historic ship sitting on its deck in Philadelphia.
A new report released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provides the first baseline assessment of the hazards that workers in the distant-water tuna fleet face.
A Virginia bill that would increase the penalty for boating while intoxicated to a Class Four felony and up to 10 years behind bars has stalled in the state legislature.
Operation Dry Water will take place during the weekend of June 27-29, helping to bring awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol, the largest contributor to boating-related injuries and deaths in the United States.
Coast Guard Station Erie took delivery earlier this month of a new $2.4 million 45-foot response boat that it primarily expects to put to search-and-rescue and law-enforcement duty.
About 25 miles south of Chicago lies a stretch of water that nothing lives in. And if you happen upon it, the Coast Guard will not save you.
A two-week voyage through four Great Lakes and the Mississippi River will bring to the Port of Houston Authority the third of three new high-performance emergency response vessels.