Tag Archives: Coast Guard

Coast Guard stats show continued reduction in boating deaths

The United States Coast Guard has just released its 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics report revealing a decline in American boating deaths for the third straight year.  Total boating deaths reflect a 3.2% decrease, from 633 in 2018 to 613 in 2019. The 61st annual report, “2019 Recreational Boating Statistics,” contains statistics on recreational boating accidents and state vessel registration. The ...

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Coast Guard Foundation supports COVID-19 quarantine spaces

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, has supported quarantine spaces at Coast Guard units across the country – completing 118 spaces in all – to assist the service with sustaining maximum personnel flexibility and mission readiness. Like the rest of the nation, Coast Guard members ...

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Coast Guard Foundation to support members impacted by COVID-19

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced it has activated its emergency response fund and tragedy assistance programs. With these two tools, the Foundation has committed to raise $1 million to support the Coast Guard’s immediate and long-term needs that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 128 new scholarships

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The Coast Guard Foundation announced that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more than 1,100 college-aged young adults. Awardees include scholars such as Caroline Cutter. The daughter of Master Chief Petty Officer, Mark Cutter, a 27-year Coast ...

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Boating Industry provisions to be included in Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3409). NMMA played a critical role in shaping the legislation, which includes provisions that would improve the safety of the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year. Specifically, the bill includes language that would mandate the wear of engine cut-off devices ...

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U.S. House Committee approves Coast Guard reauthorization bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3049). NMMA played an important role in shaping the bill, which includes key provisions that would improve safety measures for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year. The legislation includes a provision that would mandate the wear of ...

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SureShade names new director of manufacturing

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for outdoor recreation industries, announced that Kirk Fistick has joined the company as director of manufacturing to lead production and manufacturing operations at SureShade’s headquarters in Philadelphia, Penn. As director of manufacturing for SureShade, Fistick will be responsible for overseeing the entire production operation of the SureShade plant, leading ...

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Boating accident? Don’t forget to report!

Crack up your car, and the responding police officer, sheriff’s deputy or state trooper files any required report. If you’re the operator or owner of a boat involved in an accident though, you must complete and file an official accident report with your state’s boating authority. It’s not busywork: The U.S. Coast Guard compiles and maintains statistics drawn from boating ...

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Boat safer by slowing down

Running the inlet, navigating the channel, backing into the slip: So much of what constitutes seamanship involves forging ahead with confidence. (Poetic license allows me to use the phrase “forge ahead” to reference the phrase “backing in.”) Well, there are times when taking one’s time, if not stopping altogether, proves the best and most seamanlike course of action. Let’s start ...

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