Boaters found to be impaired while boating can expect penalties to be severe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers.

6 most common rumors about alcohol and boating

It’s nearly Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though.


Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests and boater education.

Boat Safe. Boat Sober.

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 […]


Operation Dry Water – Boat Safe. Boat Sober

For the second year in a row, Operation Dry Water hits America’s waterways this weekend, June 25-27. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related […]


ItCG- Two teen deaths, Coast Guard rescues a diver, and boater arrest for BUI

ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts are a daily feature in the Coast Guard Compass to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest. Two teens drowned Saturday while on a boating trip to celebrate a friend’s graduation in the […]