New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps

Story and Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast […]


Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


Right place, right time

Post written by PA3 Jasmine Mieszala Normally, a search and rescue call on the water is routed through a Coast Guard unit for coordination. No such call was made when a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew happened upon three kayakers […]


A small station with a big impact

Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Ocean City, Md., is a quaint town on the state’s eastern shore, which is a popular tourist destination for the region during summer months. Beginning around May the town’s population increases almost as rapidly […]


Week in the life of the Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations […]


Park Police honors Coast Guardsmen for role in multi-agency effort to apprehend suspect who fired at Coast Guard helicopter

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando The United States Park Police honored members of the Coast Guard for their work in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a man who allegedly fired a gun at a Coast Guard helicopter last year. […]


Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week in Annapolis, Md.

  Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Power Squadrons sponsored a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event Saturday at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md. The […]


An EPIRB is shown attached to a Coast Guard small boat.

Before your boat starts leakin’, register your beacon

Summer will be here soon and what better way to enjoy the great weather than on the water? A prepared boater should have all the proper safety equipment aboard, including life jackets, visual and audio distress signals, navigation lights, a […]


Coast Guard Station Oxford, Md., thanks the community during Oxford Day

    Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guardsmen from Station Oxford joined hundreds of people for a festival in Oxford, Md., to thank the community for its support, interact with the public and underscore the importance of boater […]


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