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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 72-year-old boater who was reported missing while sailing from New York to Florida, Saturday. Michael Bye was reported to be sailing aboard his 35-foot recreational vessel, the H.M.S. Me II. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center were notified at 7:40 p.m., Friday that Bye had failed to make...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted two kayakers after they became stranded due to weather on Grass Island near Rockport, Texas, Monday. At 5:50 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the Rockport Police Department of two kayakers stranded after weather conditions began to deteriorate on Grass Island. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Sector/Air...
Cold Water
Hypothermia What you need to know about cold water immersion. Did you know that being submerged in cold water for just 20 minutes can lead to hypothermia, unconsciousness, and even death? How long a person can survive in cold water primarily depends on the water’s temperature, exposure time, and the thermal insulation of the victim’s protective clothing. The insulation within clothing is...
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to hold a Radio Communications Day for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans Saturday. A mobile communications trailer will be brought from Auxiliary Flotilla 4-10 in Baton Rouge, and members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be operating the radios to make contact with other stations in different locations...
Boating Safety Captain Wild Bill from the show Deadliest Catch shares safe boating tips while on the water.        
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may...
  HUDSON™ DRY SUIT Finally - a drysuit designed and built specifically for you: the water-lover interested in gearing up in a suit that serves all your waterlife needs. Manufactured at the Mustang Waterlife Studio in British Columbia, and inspired by 30 years’ experience crafting products to keep professional users dry, the Hudson Dry Suit makes it easy and comfortable...
  ENDURANCE DRY 210 denier ripstop nylon is TPU coated for maximum waterproofing ARMORED CONSTRUCTION Fully welded construction for unmatched durability MODULAR ORGANIZATION Waterproof label window so you can see what's inside without letting in the elements RESPONSIVE DESIGN Unique cube design packs together tightly and won't roll around on deck
National Safe Boating
National Safe Boating Week | May 18-24, 2019: The Safe Boating Campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year with various events and activities.  Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas will host events to highlight the importance of boating safety throughout the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. The following list will...
USCG
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fishermen Thursday after their vessel capsized 6-miles east of Pawleys Island. The fisherman contacted the Freedom Boat Club after the 22-foot vessel Salty Dog began taking on water. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were alerted of the distress by the boat club at 10:16 a.m. and dispatched a 29-foot Response Boat–Small...

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