Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, December 11, 2017

Boating Safety News


When storing small boats like a 14-foot aluminum one, I like to flip the boat over and place wooden blocks under the stern and bow to keep the boat off the ground. Basic motor winterization calls for draining old lubricant from the lower unit and refilling the unit with a fresh, manufacturer-recommended 

Coast Guard command centers in North Carolina and Virginia experienced an increase in suspected hoax distress calls in November. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington and Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth typically notice a spike in the amount of traffic on VHF-FM ...

FAIRFIELD — The state Division of Boating and Waterways is accepting applications for the California Boater Card, which verifies the holder has passed an approved boater safety education course. A 2014 law prohibits the operation of motorized vessels without a valid boater card, which remains valid ...

The Vero Beach Power Squadron, one of several organizations on the Treasure Coast providing instructional training for boating safely, released its course schedule dates for 2018. The squadron will host six classes for America's Boating Course, which enables all who successfully complete it to obtain ...

"Wearing life jackets, taking two forms of communication and telling people your plans are as close to boat safety 101 as you can get and none of these guys were following any of these fundamentals. While it's great that no-one ended up in trouble, it would be much better if they didn't put themselves in ...

“Most boaters are preparing their boats for winter storage, so this is a good time to check the fire extinguisher to see if it's been recalled,” said Col. Corey Britcher, director of the commission's Bureau of Law Enforcement. “Fire extinguishers are critical safety equipment. It is imperative that boaters make ...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card, required by state law as of January 1. The card verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater ...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Boating Safety News


Bannister Law is taking registrations against Edgewell Personal Care Australia, the manufacturer of popular sunscreen brand Banana Boat, after laboratory tests of its SPF50+ sunscreen sprays averaged ratings of SPF20 or less. "All seven aerosol varieties we tested fell well short of the marketed SPF ...
 
 
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to winterize your boat to insure that it will start in the spring and to prevent damage to your engine that may run into ... Clean and lubricate all the linkages found on the motor and the steering components, using the manufacturer's recommended lubricants.
 
 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard and state officials in Connecticut and New York are urging boaters to winterize their vessels within the next few weeks to guard against hazards from cold weather conditions and storms.
 
Chris Huebner, the state's boating safety coordinator. “It's important to be prepared and dress appropriately while hunting from a boat in cold weather. Wear clothing made of wool or other synthetic materials instead of cotton. And, as always, wear a personal floatation device. These simple practices can ...
  California is beginning the rollout of a comprehensive program that will require every person operating a motorized vessel on state waterways, including powered sailboats and paddlecraft, to take a safety education course and have a California Boater Card. The requirement will be phased-in gradually .
 
 
“Wearing lifejackets, taking two forms of communication and telling people your plans are as close to boat safety 101 as you can get and none of these guys were following any of these fundamentals. While it's great that no one ended up in trouble, it would be much better if they didn't put themselves in ...
 
 
The deaths of four Newfoundland cod fishermen in rough weather last summer has prompted a new call for improved fishing-industry safety regulations. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Monday big changes are needed following its investigation into the capsizing of a small boat off Cape ...

Monday, November 27, 2017

Boating Safety News


To make sure you're ready, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends all watercraft users to take a boating safety course. Most of the ...
 
City harbormaster staff is helping the USCG Auxiliary team conduct their free vessel safety inspections by ferrying them to the mooring of the boat ...
 
 
Trained volunteers perform boat safety inspections, patrol the docks, serve as harbor liaisons and help in any way needed. Their service frees up time ...
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Boating Safety News


Boaters beware, the United States Coast Guard isn't playing around when it comes to reckless driving in no wake zones. Prompted by a string of ...
 
  Boating safety equipment that might have helped Anderson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Devin Hodges stay alive was not used the day he suffered ..
 
 
Employees were shown what items are checked during a Coast Guard Auxiliary courtesy Vessel Safety Check. The discussions covered the purpose ...
 
 
The U.S. Coast Guard, along with its state and local partners, is responsible for educating the public about recreational boating safety. Recreational ...
 
ELLSWORTH — Kidde, a manufacturer of fire suppression equipment, has ... are currently installed on pleasure and commercial fishing boats.
 
 
A boat and a Sea-Doo personal watercraft share the waterway in Palm Beach Gardens Friday, May 12, 2017. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach ...
  In order to stay safe, and legal, boaters must ensure there are enough life jackets for every person on board. Children age 12 and under are required

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Boating Safety News


The Coast Guard are reminding people that it is against the law to fire distress flares, unless it is an emergency. It comes after a red parachute marine ...
 
 
The primary function of the unit is boating safety and education. Salvage operations, which fall under enforcement, amount to about 5 percent of their ...
 
 
WATER police want vessels safe and secure from crime on jetties, moorings and trailers. “Kids jump into boats to get stored alcohol and thieves will ...
 
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — Members of the Coast Guard Station in Newport say they are constantly tracking the weather. They're asking that all items ...
 
 
Appel, an experienced boater, and Fuiava, a novice, said they braved ... said Chris Edmonston, president of the Boat U.S. Foundation, a boat safety ...
 
  The coast guard towed both boats back to the pier. ... He also called on boat owners to check their boats and safety equipment before going out on the ..

Friday, August 4, 2017

Boating Safety News

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227 Years of continuous service to the nation.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Boating Safety News

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ABYC Featured on Good Morning America
 
 
 
 
We are proud to share some exciting news with our members that ABYC was featured on Good Morning America today, July 27!

ABYC President John Adey was interviewed by GMA correspondent Gio Benitez to educate the boating public about the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) and being safe on the water.

We also have posted on ABYC's social media accounts. Please help us to spread the word by sharing our posts (links are below). 
 
      
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