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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...
Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina restored radio communication capabilities Friday. Repairs were completed at approximately 4 a.m. Friday.  An HC-130 Hercules airplane was launched Thursday night to monitor radio communications in the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone until repairs were completed. To view the initial press release, click here.
Boat Saftey
BOATING Boating Basics Courses in Orange Beach, Ala., March 20-22 On March 20-22, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Gulf Coast and the The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show offers affordable at-the-helm on-water training courses for beginners as well as a course designed especially for women.   ORANGE BEACH, Ala. Want to get a...
Guide to re-arming your Mustang Survival HIT (Hydrostatic) Inflatable PFD. If your inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD's) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cartridge has been used during inflation, your PFD will need to be re-armed, meaning a new CO2 cartridge will need to be installed into the inflator mechanism. The video below provides step by step instructions on re-arming your PFD. You will...
ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at approximately 10:41 p.m., Friday stating Statkus ran aground and was in need of emergency assistance. A...
Capt. Jerry Dilsaver - Sun clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen and water 1
I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that most fishermen have experience with sunburn and sweat.  A little sweat is good, especially when it comes to fighting a big fish.  However, sunburn isn't good - even a light sunburn and continued unprotected exposure to the sun isn't good.  Heat goes hand in hand with sun exposure and it's easy...
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...
MIAMI — The Coast Guard, with the help of a good Samaritan, rescued five people from the water Saturday approximately four miles east of Lower Boynton Beach, Florida. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report at approximately 9:24 a.m. of a 31-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard rapidly taking on water. Watchstander launched an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...
Behind The Scenes - Mustang Survival PFD Quality Control Take a behind the scenes tour to learn about the quality control process being the Mustang Survival brand.  
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...

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