Tag Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Foundation announces tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Foundation logo

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced the 16th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard from our Nation’s Capital, held in a virtual format October 29, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern.  The event committee chair is ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), ...

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Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shallow draft waterways

Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shalow waters

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. The survey will remain open until November 1, 2020, and NMMA urges all recreational boating community stakeholders ...

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Did you see that article in The New York Times?

The New York Times Boat Business Is Booming

By David Gee The good news is The New York Times recently ran a glowing article called The Boat Business Is Booming. You might have seen it. They interviewed dealers (including Quality Boats; Boating Industry 2019 Top 100 Dealer of the Year) who report sales are up in every category, highlighting the fact many boats are going to first-time buyers. ...

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‘Operation Dry Water’ gears up

Operation Dry Water launches

Operation Dry Water (ODW), a nationwide campaign addressing boating under the influence (BUI), will take place July 3 – 5. The U.S. Coast Guard, local and state law enforcement agencies, recreational boating safety advocates and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are gearing up to help raise awareness and prevent incidents related to boating under the influence. ...

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The newest – and best – tactic for reaching the unreachables

Jim Emmons Water Sports Foundation

By Jim Emmons For more than five years, I’ve been trying to learn exactly how so many people perish while enjoying paddlesports. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics report, 613 Americans died while boating. Of them, 167 died while participating in canoeing, kayaking, standup-paddleboarding, row-boating and on inflatables. While overall boating deaths have declined for three ...

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Navico inks Coast Guard deal through 2025

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands announced today it has signed a five-year agreement with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide C-MAP cartography under the USCG’s Small Boat Product Line (SBPL). Navico said it was selected for a competitive award by the USCG for products that met all of their technical needs.  Navico’s C-MAP will deliver cartography ...

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NASBLA BOAT Program marks 10 years of preparing first responders

Boating first responders training

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program is marking its 10 year anniversary, after recognizing the need to develop a national training standard amongst all local, state and tribal law enforcement and emergency first responders. Since its inception, the BOAT Program has grown immensely. Initially, there were only 15 instructors working to ...

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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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U.S. Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report last week, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017. The NMMA said improving safety on the water is a key pillar of NMMA’s mission and works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to advance these efforts. From 2017 to 2018, overall ...

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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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