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Press Release | May 21, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard celebrates National Safe Boating Week in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

Editor's Note: Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP with Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Texas at (832) 293-1293 or by noon Wednesday.

WHAT: National Safe Boating Week celebration at a Corpus Christi Hooks game

WHO: Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi members and Coast Guard members from surrounding units

WHEN: 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WHERE: Whataburger Field, 734 E Port Ave, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is scheduled to present interactive displays and celebrate National Safe Boating Week during a baseball game in Corpus Christi Wednesday.

At 4 p.m., Coast Guard members will offer static boat tours and provide media interviews on boating safety during a tailgate event before a Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game. 

Coast Guard search and rescue subject matter experts and Coast Guard Auxiliary members will discuss general boating safety tips such as life jacket regulations, kayak identification decals, filing a float plan, and rip currents to keep the public informed of safe boating practices as Memorial Day Weekend approaches.

Coast Guard members will also participate in ceremonies and activities during the Hooks game, which is slated to start at 6:35 p.m.

National Safe Boating Week is a week-long annual campaign for the Coast Guard and agency partners to emphasize the importance of safe boating practices and the use of boating safety equipment. This year, National Safe Boating Week spans May 18-24.

For more information on safe boating, please visit the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division, the National Safe Boating Council and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Boater Education Program.