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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boating Safety News

Can you hear me? Mobile phone vs. VHF radio
S. and Vessel Assist towers can locate your boat by tracking your VHF signal, ... Channel 16 is designated as the national distress, safety and calling

Hunters urged to use life jackets on boats; 8 have drowned while hunting from boats since 1998
Boat and Water Safety Coordinator Nancy Boldt says there are hunting jackets available with life jackets already built in, so there's no excuse not to ...
 
  Hilton Head couple help boaters for half-century with Coast Guard Auxiliary
... with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort each week and continue to perform boat inspections and teach educational sessions about boater safety.
 
Making boating fun and safe
Information collated by 48 Roads and Maritime Services boating safety officers who stopped more than 2400 vessels during Operation Be Prepared ...
 
US Coast Guard Offers Reward for Hoax Caller Information
"In any particular mayday call we could be putting dozens of lives at risk,” said Lt. Lane Munroe, U.S. Coast Guard. “It also incurs a very steep financial ...
 
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Boating Safety News

Here's the latest on the Ethanol issue. Small Equipment manufacturers lose.

Owners of outdoor power equipment—mowers, blowers and such—were handed another defeat this past week when an appeals court rejected a suit by a number of industry stakeholders to limit the amount of ethanol in gasoline and require stricter labeling. Ethanol can damage the small engines in outdoor power equipment.
https://homes.yahoo.com/news/owners-...163000487.html

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boating Safety News

Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties' behaviour
The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they're out on the water this ...
 
  Gladwell's Line: Safer Boating Week launched against tragic backdrop
Today, Friday marks the start of the inaugural Safer Boating Week - an ... The most essential piece of safety equipment on a boat is the anchor that is ...
 
  Practical boat tips: Stove Safety Raising my children aboard a yacht from age two and three meant stove safety was critically important. Many times while Jack and I managed the ship .

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boating Safety News

Coastguard Boating Education partners with Hutchwilco
Coastguard Boating Education are committed to ensuring the safety of all boaties who venture onto the water and is proud to be part of the sector wide ...
 
U.S. Coast Guard Adds New Slow-Speed Zone Ahead Of Columbus Day Weekend “It's not been a great year for boater safety around the Miami area, but this weekend ... Boat responsibly, and have a good time,” said Brian Carlstrom, 
 
  State to mandate safety course for boaters 10, anyone behind the wheel of a motorized vessel must show proof of completing an approved boater safety course. The state says there's a course ..

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boater's 10 safe and clean refueling tips
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered ...
 
  Boat electrical course offered online
Eight learning modules cover common boat electrical terms, theory, wiring, power generation, safety, grounding and important troubleshooting ...
 
US Coast Guard drops life jacket type code labels Chris Edmonston, BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety president and chairman of the National Safe Boating Council, said, “The boating safety ..

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boating Safety News

Making waves: A locally driven bill aims to reform California boating safety education
That's not all. In that same time range, there were between 247 and 482 California boating accident injuries per year. Each of those years also saw ...
 
Power squadrons have rich history
The squadron in addition to teaching basic boating safety and many seminars to the pubic continues teaching piloting and navigation to its members.
  Tragic lesson: safety first
In the light of this tragedy, officials emphasized basic boating safety laws. Among ... Follow boat manufacturers' recommendations as to loading limits.
 
Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division becomes eighth agency to achieve national accreditation
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) ... that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety.
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boating Safety News

Final Rule. Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards

The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule to remove references to type
codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs). Removing these type codes from our regulations will facilitate future incorporation by reference of new industry consensus standards for PFD labeling that more effectively convey safety information, and is a step toward harmonization of our regulations with PFD requirements in Canada and in other countries. Click here to read the USCG regulations.