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 […]


Top 10 Videos 2011

2011 Video of the Year: Day 9

Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug […]


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 […]


ADM Allen to stress need for maritime security regimes

Admiral Thad Allen will stress the need for maritime security regimes as a critical part of a Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower in a speech before the Surface Naval Association tomorrow. At a time when the aviation community is […]


Guardians of the Week – Crew of the CGC Dolphin

Since June, the CGC Dolphin has made two drug seizures totaling over 2,300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $2 million. The cutter Dolphin, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) based in Miami, is quickly making a name […]


itCG-amazing Alaska rescue, six pulled from water, 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized

Two men were found and rescued after they spent 52 hours adrift in the isolated Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The men had to row their 15-foot skiff away from danger and towards their larger 50-foot fishing boat for nearly 31 hours, […]


Securing the Maritime Borders

What’s your first thought when it comes to U.S. border security? Most people immediately think of land-based illegal activity prevention, but it’s no surprise that drug and migrant smugglers are increasingly using maritime routes to move narcotics and illegal migrants […]