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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 ...

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