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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...
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...
Boating Safety Captain Wild Bill from the show Deadliest Catch shares safe boating tips while on the water.        
Coast Guard confirms three fishermen dead after boat capsizes near Yaquina Bay
NEWPORT, Ore. —  The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Wednesday morning that three fishermen who were on boat when it capsized Tuesday night were killed. The Dungeness crab fishing boat, the Mary B II, capsized while crossing the Yaquina Bay bar Tuesday night in 12- to 14-foot seas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard was able to recover one body,...
EPIRB
Today is 406 Day and that means it's EPIRB awareness day. EPIRBS generate a 406 MHZ signal that can bring rescuers to you when you're on trouble in the water. In conjunction with the right personal safety gear and reliable communications, EPIRBS and PPIRBS can help save your life.  
Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability Thursday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone. Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend...
Mustang Survival
  Bellingham, WA – Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has created a comprehensive Guide for PFD Inspection and Maintenance (available for download) for recreational boaters in recognition of National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018). As warmer weather spreads across the country, many are readying their boats to hit the...
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...
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.

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Atlantic Beach Fishing Report – November 7 2019

Chasin Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle 709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (252) 240-3474 Inshore / Nearshore: Speckled Trout bite’s still going strong, we’ve seen a...