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Press Release | May 22, 2023

Coast Guard to host National Safe Boating Week media event in Metairie, La.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

Editor's Note: Media interested in attending should R.S.V.P. no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday by calling 618-225-9008 or emailing 

WHO: Paul Barnard, District Eight Recreational Boating Safety Coordinator

WHAT: The Coast Guard is holding a media engagement at Coast Guard Station New Orleans to discuss National Safe Boating Week.

WHEN: 5-10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023

WHERE: Coast Guard Station New Orleans, 201 Metairie-Hammond Hwy, Metairie, LA 70005

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a media engagement event Wednesday to discuss boating safety for National Safe Boating Week in Metairie, Louisiana.

National Safe Boating Week is a week-long annual campaign for the Coast Guard and port partners to emphasize the importance of safe boating practices and the use of boating safety equipment. This year's National Safe Boating Week lasts from May 20-26. 

A Coast Guard District Eight recreational boating safety subject-matter expert will be available for interviews to help keep the public informed of safe boating practices.

The information discussed will include general boating safety tips such as life jacket regulations, kayak identification decals, filing a float plan, rip and tidal currents, and other safety tips. The topics covered will inform the public as to what they can do to enhance their safety while enjoying their time out on the water.

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

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