Tag Archives: United States 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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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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Coast Guard Foundation will present annual awards in NYC

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 2017 Salute to the United States Coast Guard will take place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City Thursday, Oct. 5. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and the program ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces date for annual tribute

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all coast guard members and their families, announced today that its 12th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. The event will celebrate 100 years of ...

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National Safe Boating Week is May 16 to 22

What are you doing to make sure your boaters are safe this season? Hopefully you are preparing to participate in a local or national initiative for National Safe Boating Week, which is May 16 through 22. According to data from the United States Coast Guard, 398 of the 560 boating-related deaths in 2013 were drowning fatalities, and in 328 of ...

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