Saved by the jacket

Saved by the jacket: John Pine

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 sailor who fell off his sailboat not once, but twice. We are […]


Station Safewater

Saved by the jacket: Holly S.

One day, my family and I went on our boat in the river. When we got to the beach, my little cousin, Malcom, wouldn’t’ put on his life jacket. He always made jokes like that so we thought he was kidding. As we were about to get into the boat, he did not put on his jacket. We had to beg him to put on his life jacket for a while when we were in the boat, and he would not put it on, but he finally did.


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 […]


Ready, Set, Inflate

Earlier today, Coast Guard headquarters personnel participated in Ready, Set, Inflate – a joint effort by the National Safe Boating Council and the Canadian Safe Boating Council. The event was part of the kick-off for Safe Boating Week 2010 and an […]


Be a part of record kick-off to Safe Boating Week

Thousands are expected to simultaneously inflate life jackets across North America on May 20 at 11 a.m. in an effort to set a world record and raise awareness of Safe Boating Week 2010. Ready, Set, Inflate is a joint effort […]