itCG-Good Sams to the rescue, BUI enforcement, pollution prevention outreach
Posted by LT Connie Braesch, Tuesday, June 16, 2009
- Here’s to you Good Sams! Another great example in the news today of a pilot boat saving a life after a three hour search for a cruise ship passenger.
- Over one-third of all boating fatalities are alcohol related. So, if ya didn’t know… it’s illegal to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol and the penalties are stiff when you are caught. Not only was a man arrested yesterday for BUI, a man was recently found guilty of BUI, manslaughter and reckless operation of a vessel. This is a serious crime and you will be caught. Remember, Operation Dry Water is just around the corner…
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- All this week in South Carolina, Coasties will help raise awareness of the devastating effects pollution has on the maritime environment. The Coast Guard’s Sea Partners Campaign is an environmental outreach and education program focused on developing community awareness of maritime pollution prevention and regulation.