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.
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.
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.
From recreational boats to military craft, marine technology continues to advance at a rapid pace.
Last year saw the fewest boating deaths on record, as well as a 10 percent decrease in accidents and a 12.7 percent drop in injuries, according to the Coast Guard.
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa recently donated $15,000 as a corporate sponsor of the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy led a contingent of dignitaries Friday at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the National Coast Guard Museum along the waterfront in New London, Conn.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is joining the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers as hosts of a series of public discussions on navigational aid technology and information requirements.