Boating Safety

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MDFR Urges Safe Boating With Children

Miami-Dade Fire officials are urging locals to be safe while boating with children.

07/11/2015

A coast guard helicopter. (Source: CBS4)

4 Dead, 6 Missing After Holiday Weekend On The Water

At least four people are dead and six others are missing along the Florida and Puerto Rico Coasts after Memorial Day weekend.

05/26/2015

FWC makes video asking Florida boaters to wear their "PFD," or personal flotation device. (Source: FWC/YouTube)

Zero Tolerance For BUI & Safety Enforced Ahead Of Memorial

It’s the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a vastly popular boating weekend in South Florida.

05/22/2015

A picture taken in the Monaco harbor on July 11, 2011 shows a Riva speedboat dashboard, icon of the Made in Italy luxury design. Like many symbols of La Dolce Vita, Riva started as a family venture in 1842. The Riva remains a limited series of from 60 to 80 boats a year -- the smallest involving 1,000 hours of work -- and clients can ask for customized details to satisfy their every whim. (Photo Courtesy: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Dade Issues New Boating Safety Ordinance

A new ordinance will now allow only a certain number of boats to be tied together on any waters lying within the boundaries of Miami.

05/05/2015

(Source: CBSMiami.com)

Coast Guard Issues New Boating Regulation For New Year’s Eve

After spending 33 years manning a Miami-Dade County fireboat, retired captain Jack Garcia still lives for the ride.

12/29/2014

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Safety On The Water Stressed Over Columbus Day Weekend

In order to keep things safe on the water over the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, Biscayne National Park has partnered up with a number of agencies to crackdown on boaters who pose a risk to themselves or others.

10/11/2014

May 26, 2014: An FWC truck removes a boat involved in a crash off of Elliott Key.  (Source: CBS4)

Boating Collision Near Elliott Key Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

A day of boating turned deadly Sunday after one boat crashed into an anchored vessel near Elliott Key.

05/26/2014

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FWC Offers Safe Boating Tips For Memorial Weekend

Florida wildlife officials are pushing for safe boating this Memorial Day weekend.

05/24/2014

Boats search for body in Biscayne Bay

FWC Encouraging Tubing Safety

Living in South Florida, where summer temperatures are almost a year-round occurrence, water activities like tubing are a popular past time. But while fun, tubing can be dangerous.

09/19/2013

Boaters enjoy a sunny day as they anchor on a sandbar in the Intercostal Waterway in Miami Beach. (Source: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coast Guard Urges Safety Over Labor Day Weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend and the weather forecast looks pretty nice so that means plenty of South Floridians will be jumping on their boats this weekend which is why the U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to be careful on the water.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

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