We were just a few hours out of London, in the notorious Dover Straits on my first trip to sea at the age of 16, when we collided with another ship in thick fog.
A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when used during a fire emergency. About 4.6 million extinguishers are affected that were sold nationwide between August 2013 and November 2014.
Though not an actual emergency, the Coast Guard is always saving our hides. Catch this cool POV photo essay and experience an ice rescue from the warmth of your computer screen.
Though currently only available on commercial life jackets, the added benefits of a man overboard being equipped with an AIS unit are endless and can be the difference between getting wet or much worse.
BoatUS vice president of public affairs D. Scott Croft offers some clarifications on yesterday's report regarding the USCG's decision to discontinue the current life jacket labeling scheme.
A South Carolina organization is working to get boaters wearing life jackets, as that state and Georgia ranked in the top 10 for boating fatalities in the nation last year.
Operation Dry Water, the national campaign aimed at raising awareness of boating under the influence, occurred last weekend, but the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to continue to operate in a safe manner for the Fourth of July weekend.