National Safe Boating Week 2015: Auxiliary, state boating resources

Now that you know all about life jackets, safety equipment, and why float plans are so vital to you and your passengers, here is some great U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and State boating resources that you need to know.


National Safe Boating Week 2015: Safety equipment

In 2014, the Coast Guard was notified of 4,064 boating accidents that resulted in 610 people killed, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million of damage to property. But that does not tell the entire story.


Filing a float plan

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.


'Wear it!'

‘Wear It!’: Life jackets save lives

“If you’re going to be boating, always wear your lifejacket and require the same of all your passengers,” said Joe Carro, a Coast Guard boating safety specialist. “Life jackets save lives.”


Child's life jacket

Deck the Hulls: Last minute holiday gifts for boaters

Over the past two weeks, Coast Guard Compass has given you “Deck the Hulls,” a holiday gift guide for mariners and recreational boaters. It’s the eleventh hour for holiday shopping but that’s no excuse to disappoint the boater on your shopping list […]


Deck the Hulls

Deck the Hulls: Vessel Safety Check

Post co-authored by Michael Baron, USCG Recreational Boating Safety Specialist. Looking for the perfect gift for the boater on your holiday list? The holiday season is a perfect time to arm your friends and family with safe boating essentials. No […]


Coast Guard honors “Deadliest Catch” skipper Keith Colburn

Captain Keith Colburn is known to millions of television viewers as the skipper of the Wizard, a crab fishing vessel on the Discovery Channel hit series Deadliest Catch. What you may not know is that Captain Colburn is also a spokesperson for […]


itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody battle was located on a sailboat with his father some 100-miles off the coast of Florida and is being transported to Fort Myers by […]


ItCG- Coast Guard SAROPS, man accused of smuggling, and wear your lifejacket

The Coast Guard is continuing to aide in the search for the downed Air France flight. An article on the dailypress.com talks about SAROPS, the newest search tool from the Coast Guard and how it is helping. Story here Last […]