Saved by the jacket

Saved by the jacket: Amir Pishdad

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week 2012 we will be featuring first-person accounts of those who survived an accident on the water. Today’s story comes from a dad who explains the fear he felt when his child went missing […]


My near-death wakeboard crash

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week 2012 we will be featuring first-person accounts of those who survived an accident on the water. Today’s story comes from one of the biggest names in wakeboarding, Chad Sharpe. While Sharpe wore his life […]


How long can you tread water?

Written by Geralyn M. Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8. While many boaters don’t think to wear their life jackets, most people also don’t think they’ll be treading water for more than half a day. To learn just how […]


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12 New Year’s resolutions for 2012

With contributions from Michael Baron, USCG recreational boating safety specialist. 2012 is here! And of course, with the new year comes new resolutions. As we come up with goals we would like to accomplish in the coming year, we encourage […]


A boater’s holiday list

Finding gifts can sometimes be a hassle, but Compass is here to help you make the most out of your holiday shopping. Why not embrace the spirit of giving and turn your holiday gift into something that makes your loved […]


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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 […]


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. […]


itCG – Guardian becomes a citizen, capsized boaters rescued, cruise ship assists SAR, scholarship honors Rescue 1363

Guardians rescued two men from a capsized boat six miles off the shore of Fort Lauderdale Sunday afternoon. A small boat from Station Fort Lauderdale and a helicopter from Air Station Miami were deployed to locate the boat when it […]


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 […]


Be Safe on the Water!

It’s hot outside, it’s a long weekend for most, and it’s the Fourth of July. Time to celebrate! This weekend is one of the busiest boating weekends of the year. Many people will head out on the water for one […]


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