U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
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
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
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 USCGBoating.org;
or the National Safe Boating Council at SafeBoatingCouncil.org.
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.