Members of the Newport Police Department’s Special Response Team will partner with the United States Coast Guard this coming weekend to assist with “Operation Dry Water”, a national boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign.

“Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, we hope all boaters use good judgement and enjoy the beautiful weather predicted over the next few days while visiting our City By The Sea,” a release from the Newport Police Department stated.

More From What’s Up Newp

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to