Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies will be out in force June 24-26 for Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign focused on the detection and enforcement of boating while impaired. A secondary objective is to raise awareness among all boaters that it is unsafe, as well as illegal, to operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles is hosting a local celebration June 25 for the Centennial of Naval Aviation combined with a Safe Boating Expo at the Coast Guard base on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, Wash.
The Coast Guard rescued seven boaters Thursday after their vessel sunk a mile southeast of Cape Canaveral, Fla.
A woman in Sheboygan, Wis., was recently awakened at 7 a.m. when her dog began barking at the 18 or so people standing in her front yard wanting to take away her boat and minivan, which were advertised as free for the taking in an online want ad on Craigslist.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is funded by charitable donations and the volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives at sea since 1824.
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