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.


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Have fun, but boat safe!

For the most part, we go out on the water to get somewhere or to just have fun. Either way, a successful and enjoyable trip includes having good equipment and knowing how to use it, knowing where to go and what to stay away from and being ready for emergencies. An annual vessel safety check is an excellent way to prepare for time on the water. It is completely free and voluntary, will help ensure compliance with regulations and might help avoid a tragedy.


12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L Silverstein, 7th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. National Safe Boating Week is officially over, but we’re providing 12 tips to highlight the importance of safe boating throughout the 12 weeks of summer. […]


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Public spirit & patriotism: The Coast Guard Auxiliary

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara. Over the weekend, I was honored to speak at the Coast Guard National Auxiliary Conference in Charlotte, N.C. The Coast Guard Auxiliary are the […]


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National Safe Boating Week 2011

This past Saturday marked the start of National Safe Boating Week 2011. It is no coincidence that this week, focused on educating boaters about the latest safe boating practices, takes place in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend, the […]


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Deck the Hulls: Last minute holiday gifts for boaters

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 […]


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Deck the Hulls: Vessel Safety Check

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 […]


itCG-searching for survivors, oil spill response, free VSC, lobster mini-season

Coast Guard units are searching for more survivors of an overloaded Haitian freighter that ran aground on a coral reef yesterday afternoon and sank off the islands of Turks and Caicos. Rescuers were looking for about 85 people of the […]