Browsing Tag: coast guard

    Boating Safety In Philadelphia Area Was Focus During A Coast Guard Information Session Wednesday
    Articles, Blog

    Boating Safety In Philadelphia Area Was Focus During A Coast Guard Information Session Wednesday

    August 18, 2019


    AND BORGATA WILL START TAKING BETS AS SOON AS NEW JERSEY ALLOWS IT. VOTING SAFETY IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA WAS FOCUS OF THE COASTGUARD INFORMATION SESSION TODAY THIS MORNING A MEETING COASTGUARD OFFERED DEMONSTRATIONS ON PROPER LIFE JACKETS AND LIFE SAVING TECHNIQUES. THEY HIGHLIGHTED SAFE BOATING PRACTICES AND SHARED TIPS TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE WHILE ON THE WATER. EVENT IS PART OF THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK. WE WANT TO GET MESSAGE OUT IF YOU HAD ARE OPERATING A BOAT IN, CHARGE OF THE BOAT, THAT DON’T DRINK, JUST TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DAY, AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE ON YOUR BOAT. BOTH AGO WEARNESS CAMPAIGN COMES ONE DAY AFTER COASTGUARD SUSPENDED ITS SEARCH FOREMAN

    Search for boater overboard off of Lake Worth Inlet
    Articles, Blog

    Search for boater overboard off of Lake Worth Inlet

    August 18, 2019


    SEARCH FOR A BOATER WHO FELL OVERBOARD SIX HOURS AGO NEAR THE LAKE WORTH INLET.OUR WANDA MOORE IS LIVE FROM PHIL FOSTER PARK WITH THE LATEST.WANDA?YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME ALL THE DIFFERENT AGENCIESEARCHING FOR THE 60-YEAR OLD BOATER.THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, THE COAST GUARD AND THE FWC ARE ALL ASSISTING THE SEARCH. 3>3 DIVE TEAMS ARE STILL IN THE WATER TRYING TO FIND HIMYOU HEARD ITTHAT SEARCHWILL CONTINUE UNTIL THEY’VE EXHAUSTED ALL THEIR EFFORTS THEY’RE ASKING BOATERS TO AVOID THE AREA SO OFFICIALS CAN DO THEIR JOBREPORTING LIVE, WM 3

    Rescued Boaters Say They Were Lost At Sea For Days
    Articles, Blog

    Rescued Boaters Say They Were Lost At Sea For Days

    August 13, 2019


    BROWARD COUNTY AND BACK DOWN TO HIALEAH. THEY COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A STRING OF ROBBERIES. MYSTERY ETSY. THE COAST GUARD, SAVING TWO VOTERS IN THE WATERS OFF SOUTH FLORIDA. THE CAPTAIN WHO SAW THEM SAYS HE HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR STORY. PETER D’OENCH IS LIVE WITH MORE. PETER? Reporter: RUDABEH SHAHBAZI THE COAST GUARD SAID THE CALL CAME IN FROM A GOOD SAMARITAN ABOUT A BOAT THAT WAS STRANDED WITH TWO MEN ON BOARD OFF HAULOVER BEACH. THE VESSEL RIGHT NOW IS DOCKED HERE AT THE HAULOVER MARINE CENTER AMID THIS STRANGE SITE. THE ENGINE COVER IS MISSING. WE SPOKE WITH A GOOD SAMARITAN. CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAYS HE WAS ON HIS CHARTER BOAT ON A FISHING TRIP 12 MILES OFF HAULOVER BEACH WHEN HE HEADED BACK TO SHORE AND SPOTTED THESE TWO MEN IN THEIR VESSEL, ADRIFT. I SAW OF VESSEL THAT PUT THE LITTLE WEIRD. I FIGURED THEY WERE ON THE WIND BEING THAT THEY HAD NO POWER. DIDN’T GET TO CLOSE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOES ON. FUNNY THINGS CAN HAPPEN. I GOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE TWO OCCUPANTS. THEY SEEMED TO BE OKAY. THEY WERE WEATHERD. THEY WERE SUNBURNT. Reporter: THE COAST GUARD SAYS THE MEN SAID THEY WERE FISHING WHEN THEIR BOAT CAME DISABLED TWO DAYS AGO. IT SAYS THE CUDDY CABIN WAS FOUND EAST OF HAULOVER BEACH. MIAMI FIRE RESCUE TODAY TO BE HAULOVER MARINE CENTER WHERE A COAST GUARD ZODIAC STOPPED BY TO TAKE X-RAYS. CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAID THE BOAT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS. THE COWING IS OFF THE MOTOR WHICH MEANS THEY HAD MOTOR ISSUES IF THE ENGINE EVER RAN. LIKE I SAID, NINE OR 10 MILES OFFSHORE, NO FISHING RODS ON THE BOAT. DISLIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE? LOOKED KIND OF FUNNY. Reporter: CAPTAIN CHARLIE WAS AT LEAST 50 YARDS FROM THE MEN BUT TRY TO SPEAK WITH THEM. I COULD SEE THAT THEY WERE OKAY. THEY WERE SPANISH. I AM HALF CUBAN, SO I KNOW THEY WERE SPEAKING SPANISH. Reporter: BUT THERE ARE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. THEY HAD COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT THAT WAS MALFUNCTIONING. Reporter: AND CAPTAIN CHARLIE REALIZES HE MAY HAVE SAVED TWO LIVES. IF THERE CUBANS, THEY’RE GOING BACK. THAT’S THE WAY THAT ROLES NOW. HOPEFULLY, TWO HUMANS DIDN’T DIE. I JUST DID WHAT I WAS TAUGHT TO DO. DON’T APPROACH THE VESSEL THAT CLOSE AND CALL FOR HELP. TRAU CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAYS IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 10 YEARS AS A CHARTER BOAT CAPTAIN THAT HE HAS, BOARD — COME ACROSS A STRANDED VESSEL. HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY THOSE TWO MEN WERE UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS.

    Family Boating Day
    Articles, Blog

    Family Boating Day

    August 12, 2019


    [music playing] The James family is
    ready to go boating. You can see how excited they
    all are, and they should be. Nothing brings more excitement
    and family togetherness than an adventure on the water. But are they ready to have a
    safe adventure on the water? Watch them get ready to
    disembark and tell us which scenario you
    think is on the money for a safe and fun boating day. [music playing] And at last, they head
    off for their day. [music playing] Aren’t you forgetting something? [music playing] And the family heads
    off for their day. And the family heads
    off for their day. [buzzer] Kids enter boat
    without life jackets. [buzzer] No life jackets on parents. [buzzer] Safety lanyard is left dangling. [buzzer] Motor starts before kids
    and crew are prepped. [ding] Good save, Dad. You got the kids
    suited up before piling into the boat, but– [buzzer] One child’s life
    jacket fits improperly. [buzzer] Did you know
    inflatables are only legal for boaters 16
    years old and older, and only when worn properly? [buzzer] Your parents still don’t
    have life jackets on. [buzzer] You didn’t put on the
    safety lanyard again. [buzzer] You started the boat before
    everyone was prepared. [ding] Good save, dad. You got the kids suited up
    before piling into the boat. [ding] They have the correct jackets. [ding] Your parents are now setting
    a fine example on life jackets too, and you’ll be safer. [ding] The skipper waited until
    everyone was ready to go. [ding] Fasten the safety lanyard. [ding] Start the boat. In boating, like all
    sports, perfect practice makes perfect boaters. Skipping important precautions
    can lead to tragedy. But when you practice
    good safety precautions, boating brings miles of smiles. [music playing]