5/3/2019: Stay “face up” – Try on your lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit

The Coast Guard recommends everyone try on their lifejacket in a controlled water environment to ensure proper fit and performance on their body. All Coast Guard approved lifejackets meet industry standards and Coast Guard requirements for construction, performance, and manufacturing. However, the only way to ensure proper fit and performance on an individual is to try it on in the water.


3/1/2018: National Marine Manufacturers Association honors Coast Guard employee with 2018 Charles Chapman Award

The Charles Chapman Award honors individuals or groups within the marine industry who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of boating for the benefit of the recreational boating industry and boating public.


3/22/2016: National Boating Safety Advisory Council public meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will hold public meeting to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety.


3/22/2016: National Boating Safety Advisory Council vacancies

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council to advise the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.


8/28/2015: Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual now online!

The Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual is now available online for comment!


8/21/2015: Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual

The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a newly developed draft Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual.


Coast Guard launches boating safety mobile app

The Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its first boating safety app Saturday.


5/12/2015: National Boating Safety Advisory Council vacancies

The Coast Guard is extending the deadline for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council to advise on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.


10/20/2014: National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet in November to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.


10/7/2014: Recreational boating safety grants for nonprofit organizations

The Coast Guard requests public comment on the fiscal year 2015 national nonprofit organization grants should be awarded.


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