Tag: life jackets

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Auxiliary, state boating resources

Now that you know all about life jackets, safety equipment, and why float plans are so vital to you and your passengers, here is some great U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and State boating resources that you need to know.

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Safety equipment

In 2014, the Coast Guard was notified of 4,064 boating accidents that resulted in 610 people killed, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million of damage to property. But that does not tell the entire story.

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Filing a float plan

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.

Deck the Hulls: Last minute holiday gifts for boaters

Child's life jacket

Over the past two weeks, Coast Guard Compass has given you “Deck the Hulls,” a holiday gift guide for mariners and recreational boaters. It’s the eleventh hour for holiday shopping but that’s no excuse to disappoint the boater on your shopping list with a bad sweater or re-gifted item from seasons past. For all you last minute

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Deck the Hulls: Vessel Safety Check

Deck the Hulls

Post co-authored by Michael Baron, USCG Recreational Boating Safety Specialist. Looking for the perfect gift for the boater on your holiday list? The holiday season is a perfect time to arm your friends and family with safe boating essentials. No matter what the time or temperature, it is always important to encourage your loved ones

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Coast Guard honors “Deadliest Catch” skipper Keith Colburn

Capt. Mark Rizzo presents the Pillar of Support Award to Keith Colburn, captain of the fishing vessel Wizard from the Deadliest Catch series. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Micahel Hulme) Captain Keith Colburn is known to millions of television viewers as the skipper of the Wizard , a crab fishing vessel on

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itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

The Coast Guard Academy boxing team hosts the USMC Boxing Team during an all services exhibition. The exhibition marked the first time since 1948 that a collegiate boxing event was held on campus. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the image to read more. As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the

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ItCG- Coast Guard SAROPS, man accused of smuggling, and wear your lifejacket

The Coast Guard is continuing to aide in the search for the downed Air France flight. An article on the dailypress.com talks about SAROPS, the newest search tool from the Coast Guard and how it is helping. Story here Last month the Coast Guard searched for survivors after a boat that was believed to be

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