Boating Safety

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

Coast Guard Preaches Safety On Big Boating Weekend

The Coast Guard would like to encourage boaters to enjoy their Columbus Day weekend on the water safely. Use these tips to stay safe this weekend.


New lightweight lifejackets inflate automatically when you enter the water. (Source: CBS4)

Safety On The Water Top Of Mind This Holiday Weekend

On a busy Labor Day Weekend, Florida Fish and Wildlife took CBS4 out on a boat to talk safety.

CBS Miami–09/01/2012

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Florida’s Lobster Mini-Season Underway

South Florida boaters and divers are taking to the water in big numbers Wednesday and Thursday as Florida’s highly anticipated lobster mini-season gets underway.


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Diving & Boating Safety Stressed Ahead Of Lobster Mini-Season

It’s time to melt some butter and grab your lobster bib. It’s nearly time for Florida’s annual lobster mini-season which means your office may be a bit short of staff for the next couple of days.


Medical and safety boats surround Page Motorsports, after it rolled over Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, during the second of three race days at the Key West World Championship. (Courtesy: Rodrick Cox/Super Boat International/HO)

Boating Safety Stressed Over Weekend, July 4th Holiday

With the combination of hot weather and clear sunny skies, this weekend and the Fourth of July holiday are certain to bring out the boaters.


New lightweight lifejackets inflate automatically when you enter the water. (Source: CBS4)

BSO, FWC Stress Boating Safety Over Memorial Day Weekend

The weather is clearing up just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Many people will be hitting the roads and water to enjoy the holiday weekend but authorities want you to remember to put safety first.


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Boating Safety A Priority Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day in South Florida usually means a big boating weekend on the water, if the weather cooperates, and that means heavy enforcement on the high seas for boating safety.


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Aquatic Adventures: Boating Safety Ahead Of A Storm

In this week’s edition of Aquatic Adventures, the basics of boating safety during a big storm. CBS4’s Jeff Berardelli has details on what you need to know to keep yourself and your boat safe at all times.



Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boaters This Weekend

Boaters beware. The Coast Guard is out in force this weekend cruising the waters and administering sobriety tests as part of a national crackdown called “Operation Dry Water.”


rip current risk

High Risk Of Rip Currents Expected Friday For S. Fla. Beaches

Officials are asking beachgoers in South Florida to use extreme cautions as a high risk of rip currents is expected Friday. Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding beachgoers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to beware.