The Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety is sharing the latest results from 2019’s Operation Dry Water, a nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign to deter boating under the influence.
5/3/2019: Stay “face up” – Try on your lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit
The Coast Guard recommends everyone try on their lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit and performance on their body. All Coast Guard approved lifejackets meet industry standards and Coast Guard requirements for construction, performance, and manufacturing. However, the only way to ensure proper fit and performance on an individual is to try it on in the water.
3/1/2018: National Marine Manufacturers Association honors Coast Guard employee with 2018 Charles Chapman Award
The Charles Chapman Award honors individuals or groups within the marine industry who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of boating for the benefit of the recreational boating industry and boating public.
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will hold public meeting to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety.
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council to advise the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
The Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual is now available online for comment!
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a newly developed draft Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual.
The Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its first boating safety app Saturday.
The Coast Guard is extending the deadline for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council to advise on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.