Click the above image to see a video on Operation Dry Water. What is one of the leading contributing factors in fatal boating accidents? Alcohol. Just like being behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, the consequences of boating under the influence are deadly. Alcohol can impair vision, coordination, balance and judgment. All of
Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea seconds before it sinks. These real-life operations, like many performed
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers from Station Portsmouth, Va., conduct a simulated field-sobriety test during a boating under the influence enforcement demonstration Tuesday, June 23, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones) For the second year in a row, Operation Dry Water hits America’s waterways this weekend, June 25-27. Operation Dry Water is
(File photo) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen answer questions at the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones) Admiral Thad Allen will stress the need for maritime security regimes as a critical part of a Cooperative Strategy for 21st
Since June, the CGC Dolphin has made two drug seizures totaling over 2,300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $2 million. The cutter Dolphin, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) based in Miami, is quickly making a name for itself as one of the fleet’s most successful drug interdiction units. Dolphin’s busts would
Two men were found and rescued after they spent 52 hours adrift in the isolated Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The men had to row their 15-foot skiff away from danger and towards their larger 50-foot fishing boat for nearly 31 hours, ultimately using a makeshift raft to reach the larger boat and call for help. Coast
What’s your first thought when it comes to U.S. border security? Most people immediately think of land-based illegal activity prevention, but it’s no surprise that drug and migrant smugglers are increasingly using maritime routes to move narcotics and illegal migrants to the U.S. In 2008, around 90 percent of all cocaine destined for the U.S.