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Sea Tow, C-PORT spearhead 911 emergency response changes in Coast Guard reauthorization

With the passage and subsequent presidential signing of the 2018 Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act last month, the U.S. Coast Guard will now seek to develop a clear and effective procedure on how emergency maritime distress calls are dispatched to authorities, which could result in a quicker, more efficient response and countless saved lives across the country. According to ...

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NMMA names 2018 Alan J. Freedman, Charles Chapman Award winners

The NMMA honored Giuseppe Carnevali, Founder and CEO, Navionics, with the 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “NMMA is proud to honor Giuseppe Carnevali with the Alan J. Freedman Award for his ingenuity and lifelong commitment to the marine industry, most ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2017 it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with 10 multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation is currently assisting 179 students with a half-million dollars in support this year. In ...

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Free “how-to” guide now available for recreational sailboat instruction

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards Program grant management team and the American Boat & Yacht Council announced the release of a new “How-to” guide for providing On-Water instruction in sailing. The SAIL Standard Technical Support Document was developed to assist education providers, course developers and instructors in designing and implementing skills-based instruction and assessment in recreational boating that ...

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Coast Guard Foundation presents Guardian Award to ConocoPhillips

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that its 2017 Guardian Award will be presented to ConocoPhillips, a Houston-based oil and natural gas producing company, at the foundation’s Tribute to the Coast Guard event on May 24 in Houston, Texas. Accepting the award will be ...

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ABYC publishes USCG regulations for towing vessels

In June 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published new requirements for the design, construction, onboard equipment and operation of towing vessels and the requirements for obtaining and renewing a Certification of Inspection, which are incorporated into Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the new Subchapter M. To support and outline compliance requirements, the American Boat ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 2016 Pacific Area Awards Dinner

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today its 31st event honoring the Coast Guard on the west coast. This annual event brings together notable members of the community and maritime industries to recognize the United States Coast Guard for their work to serve and ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 128 scholarships awarded in 2016

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Thursday that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year. In just over ...

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Water Sports Foundation hosts meeting with kayak manufacturers

The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) hosted its second paddle sports safety meeting with the world’s largest recreational kayak manufacturers at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6. The attending manufacturers represent an estimated 90 percent of U.S. recreational kayak production. The relationship started in 2015 when WSF, a U.S. Coast Guard non-profit organization grant recipient ...

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