Tag Archives: US Coast Guard

ABYC’s USCG Risk Mitigation Series releases speaker lineup and agenda

The agenda for next week’s United States Coast Guard (USCG) Risk Mitigation Series, hosted by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and dedicated to reducing the risk involved in designing and building recreational boats is now available. Risk Mitigation: Series 2–Put the Fire Out! will focus on fire suppression systems, standards, and requirements with roundtable discussions that include the ...

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Coast Guard Foundation honors U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District

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The Coast Guard Foundation announced it will honor Coast Guard members in the Southeast U.S. at its Tribute to the Coast Guard Seventh District event. With its headquarters in Miami, the “Super Seventh” is responsible for Coast Guard activities in a 1.7 million square mile area including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

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West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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Jim Emmons appointed to Chair USCG NBSAC

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Jim Emmons, a 31-year career marine industry veteran and current non-profit outreach grants director for the Water Sports Foundation, Inc. — a division of the Water Sports Industry Association — was recently appointed as the U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) Chairman by Coast Guard Captain David C. Barata, Director, Inspections and Compliance. In this senior leadership ...

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