Immersion suits hang for crew use in case of emergency. Coast Guard inspectors discovered improper repairs to immersion suits, which make them unsafe for crew use. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Safety First: Your life depends on it

Marine inspectors from Sector Detroit and Marine Safety Detachment Sturgeon Bay discovered immersion suits with improper repairs to the gloves, a general lack of servicing documentation, and suits that were beyond 10-years-old with no inflation tests. The major function of […]


Show dad some love this Father’s Day and keep him safe on the water

Father’s Day is a special day to honor a very important and influential figure in your life. If dad is a boater, there’s nothing more important than keeping him safe when the unexpected happens on the waterways. The U.S. Coast […]


Understanding the weather can save the day

Blog post written by PA2 Levi Read, D9 External Affairs Division, with information obtained from Dave Anderson, a Coast Guard auxiliarist. As the months pass and February turns to March and then April, the weather will change. Here in the […]


District commander promotes boating safety in Chicago

Last week, as part of National Safe Boating Week, an annual observance sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council and endorsed by the Coast Guard, Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, traveled to Chicago to […]


Photo of Vehicle Safety Day participants

Great success at Safety Vehicle Day

Coast Guardsmen from Station Toledo, Ohio, and Air Station Detroit joined 11 other agencies and companies for Monroe Road Elementary School’s annual Safety Vehicle Day Friday in Lambertville, Mich.