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 News Release


May 15, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas


Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife promote National Safe Boating Week at kick-off event on South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Media are invited to attend a kick-off event for National Safe Boating Week, Friday at U.S. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island.??

Media will be granted access to the station for an opportunity to see and discuss boating safety and safe boating practices with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In addition to safety displays, we’ll have volunteers on site modeling proper usage of adult and child life jackets.

10-11 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island?
1 Wallace Reed Road?
South Padre Island, TX 78597

National Safe Boating Week is an annual observance sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council, and endorsed and promoted by the U.S. Coast Guard. National Safe Boating Week is the launch of the 2017 North American Safe Boating Campaign.

National Safe Boating Week is held May 20th -26th. The campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.

As part of National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold several voluntary vessel safety check events. The free voluntary vessel safety checks provide a peace of mind that your boat meets minimum safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.

The vessel safety check events will held at Isla Blanca County Park boat ramp on South Padre Island and White Sand boat ramp in Port Isabel on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park in Arroyo City and the public boat ramp in Port Mansfield on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.??

For more information on boating safety, please visit the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division at; or the National Safe Boating Council at

The U. S. Coast Guard has a mobile app which provides the essential services and information most commonly requested by boaters. For more information, visit

To RSVP, please call Lt. Cmdr. Mike Bell at (956) 364-7450.



Maybe they will have one of these up here in the Galveston area one day. We used to have a CG Auxiliary Unit in our area 20 years ago that would Inspect Bay Boats for required gear and if the boat Passed, a CG Sticker was placed on the windshield. This was held on the Texas City Dike.All Free..No Charge. We never heard from them again. Taking a CG Boating Safety Course will save you 10% off Boaters Ins.premiums.
Posted by USMC66'- at 5/16/2017 12:03:58 PM

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