Paratus Report: July 2018, episode 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! The Coast Guard announces a new image distribution system and


General Messages Weekly Round-up

New Fertility Treatment Exemption for weight standards, training opportunities, company commanders and Officer in Charge boatswains mates get an advantage for service wide exams and more in this week’s general messages!


Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests and boater education.

Boat Safe. Boat Sober.

What is one of the leading contributing factors in fatal boating accidents? Alcohol. Just like being behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, the consequences of boating under the influence are deadly. Alcohol can impair vision, coordination, balance and […]


VALLEJO, Calif. - Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Jack, a marine enforcement specialist at Training Team West, breathalyses a volunteer as part of boating under the influence training for the boarding officers at Coast Guard Station Vallejo, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Boarding officers received three hours of refresher classroom B.U.I. training and then opportunity to apply their training on volunteers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns.

A Sobering Reminder: Operation Dry Water

Whether you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle or behind the wheel of a vessel, the consequences of a DUI and BUI are virtually the same. This weekend, June 24 through 26, a multi-agency initiative is taking to the water in an […]


Operation Dry Water – Boat Safe. Boat Sober

For the second year in a row, Operation Dry Water hits America’s waterways this weekend, June 25-27. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related […]


Guardians of the Week – Coast Guard Station Wachapreague

This week, the Guardians of the Week come to us from the Sector Hampton Roads area of responsibility. We are honoring the members of the Coast Guard small boat Station Wachapreague for their dedication to duty during Operation Dry Water. […]


itCG-the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force, Navy & Coast Guard cross train, sea scouts rescued, Operation Dry Water yields results

Yesterday afternoon, Coast Guard responded to a distress call that the 85-foot sea scout training boat, Farallones, was taking on water near Suisun Bay in Northern California. All 27 kids and two of the adults were transferred by Coast Guard […]


Operation Dry Water

It’s in the news, it’s in the blogs, we’ve posted about it here at the Compass, and its on Facebook and Twitter. It’s not a secret. It’s Operation Dry Water. This weekend, the Coast Guard and several other federal, state, […]


itCG-Good Sams to the rescue, BUI enforcement, pollution prevention outreach

Here’s to you Good Sams! Another great example in the news today of a pilot boat saving a life after a three hour search for a cruise ship passenger. Story here Over one-third of all boating fatalities are alcohol related. […]