Boating season is here – Be safe

As we head into the holiday weekend, LT Anastacia Thorsson contributes the following post on safe boating. Have a great Memorial Day! Post written by LT Anastacia Thorsson Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the recreational boating season. […]


Small Craft Advisories and Boating Safety

Recently, the Compass received a comment asking what a small craft advisory means and what size of boats are considered small crafts. This is an interesting question, but it doesn’t have a real straight forward answer. For one thing, there […]


itCG-CG continues search for three, fishing safety, CGC Escanaba rescues boat and crew

Several Coast Guard units are searching for three missing boaters who were due back to Matagorda, Texas, from a fishing trip Saturday afternoon. Guardians and partner agencies have searched for the past four and a half days covering nearly 74,000 […]


itCG-rescue videos, cellular correlation, river swimming incident

Guardians posted new video in the Visual Information Gallery over the weekend of a few Coast Guard helicopter hoists and transfers. Check out video from a the rescue of the French kayaker in the Bering Sea, Alaska or the fisherman […]


itCG-stranded at sea, Good Sams to the rescue, boat ejection

Two people were rescued after being stranded on their personal watercraft off the southern coast of New Jersey. Thankfully, someone had called authorities to report that the two people had not returned as planned. It is important to always file […]


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