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.
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.
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer, a congressman, a family that has served in lifesaving services for generations and a commercial cargo vessel that came to the rescue of a burning tanker will be recognized by the Association for Rescue at Sea on Sept. 9 at its annual reception and awards ceremony on Capitol Hill in…more
The Coast Guard said three men were safely aboard a container ship en route to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu on Monday.
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.