General Messages Weekly Round-up

New Fertility Treatment Exemption for weight standards, training opportunities, company commanders and Officer in Charge boatswains mates get an advantage for service wide exams and more in this week’s general messages!

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-219 years young, BUI crackdown, search for cruise ship passenger, British lord rescued, shark victim recovering

First, Happy Birthday Guardians! Today is the U.S. Coast Guard’s 219th birthday. Authorities cracked down on Boating under the Influence (BUI) during last weekend’s Seafair on Seattle’s waterfront. Officials contacted between 500 and 600 boats and issued 110 citations for […]

Guardians of the Week – Coast Guard Station Wachapreague

This week, the Guardians of the Week come to us from the Sector Hampton Roads area of responsibility. We are honoring the members of the Coast Guard small boat Station Wachapreague for their dedication to duty during Operation Dry Water. […]

itCG-PSU 311 returns home, VIP visits Guardians, BUI, wading warning

Welcome home to Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311! After providing shore-side and marine security in Kuwait for seven months, the Guardians returned to San Pedro, California. Story here Secretary Napolitano visited Coast Guard members on the 110-foot CGC Aquidneck. […]

itCG-Good Sams to the rescue, BUI enforcement, pollution prevention outreach

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. Story here Over one-third of all boating fatalities are alcohol related. […]