12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L Silverstein, 7th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. National Safe Boating Week is officially over, but we’re providing 12 tips to highlight the importance of safe boating throughout the 12 weeks of summer. […]


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.


Paddle boarding

Top 10 tips for stand-up paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding has burst onto the beach scene in recent years and is the fastest growing water sport in the world. With the rise in popularity, many paddleboarders often forget that being on a paddleboard requires the same safety precautions […]


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 […]