A 174-foot casino boat on its maiden voyage got off to a rocky start off the coast of Savannah, Ga.
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.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging mariners to respond to a federal request for input on marine navigation in connection with the government’s effort to modernize navigation services to keep pace with technology.
The star of the TLC network’s “Cake Boss” says that from now on he’ll check the weather before heading out with a boatload of children.
Operation Dry Water, the national campaign aimed at raising awareness of boating under the influence, occurred last weekend, but the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to continue to operate in a safe manner for the Fourth of July weekend.
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.
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.